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The Temporal Structure of Estonian Runic Songs : Phonology and Phonetics [Pp] - Jaan Ross

The Temporal Structure of Estonian Runic Songs

Phonology and Phonetics [Pp]

Hardcover Published: 2001
ISBN: 9783110170320
Number Of Pages: 214
For Ages: 22+ years old

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The Kalevala, or runic, songs is a tradition at least a few thousand years old. It was shared by Finns, Estonians and other speakers of smaller Baltic-Finnic languages inhabiting the eastern side of the Baltic Sea in North-Eastern Europe. This book offers a combined perspective of a musicologist and a linguist to the structure of the runic songs. Archival recordings of the songs originating mostly from the first half of the 20th century were used as source material for this study. The results reveal a complex interaction between three different processes participating in singing: speech prosody, metre, and musical rhythm.

Introductionp. 1
Estonian old folksongs: history, tradition, collections and availabilityp. 5
Estonian prosodyp. 37
The metrical structure of Estonian folksongsp. 57
Estonian folksong as musical performancep. 63
Realization of the prosodic structure of Estonian in sung folksongsp. 89
Realization of prosodic structure in recitation and lamentsp. 109
Conclusionsp. 129
Notations of Estonian folksongs and lamentsp. 133
Notesp. 187
Referencesp. 189
Indexp. 201
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ISBN: 9783110170320
ISBN-10: 3110170329
Series: Phonology and Phonetics [Pp]
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 214
Published: 2001
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.48

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