Register features in Kalevala-metric incantations

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Karlsson , T 2021 , ' Register features in Kalevala-metric incantations ' , Language & Communication , vol. 78 , pp. 40-53 .

Title: Register features in Kalevala-metric incantations
Author: Karlsson, Tuukka
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Cultures
Date: 2021-05
Language: eng
Number of pages: 14
Belongs to series: Language & Communication
ISSN: 0271-5309
Abstract: Genres and registers of Kalevala-metric poetry have customarily been treated as correlating concepts. The paper examines a category of Kalevala-metric Origin of Fire incantations as a text-type which includes multiple linguistic registers functioning inside the genre. These registers are reflexive formations, potentially established as social situations when addressing supernatural agents. The analysis of directive utterances in the data reveals that addressing of agents varies according to the addressee. An examination of moderative particles and justification of performer's actions results in a view of register-emblematic means of addressing different agents. Register-based approach provides a way to critically re-asses the relationship of genre and register in Kalevala-metric poetry.
Subject: 6160 Other humanities
lingvistinen antropologia
Folklore Studies
Linguistic Anthropology
6121 Languages
Oral poetry

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