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Journal Cover Oral Tradition
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  • Editor’s Column
    • Abstract: With this special issue of Oral Tradition, “Authoritative Speech in the Himalayas,” we offer a suite of essays under the joint editorship of Anne de Sales and Marie Lecomte-Tilouine, whom we congratulate for bringing it to fruition. The co-editors’ introductory essay, “Words of Truth: Authority and Agency in Ritual and Legal Speeches in the Himalayas,” details empirical and theoretical aspects considered by these collected essays sited in the wealth of traditional verbal arts alive in the Himalayan region, as well as providing references for further reading in epic oral poetry and shamanic ritual chants.The first of nine contributions, John Leavitt’s “Authoritative Modes of Speech in a Central Himalayan Ritual,” ... Read More
      Keywords: Culture and law; Language and culture; Ritual; Anthropological linguistics; Rites and ceremonies; Oral tradition; Authors and patrons; Epic poetry, Nepali; Magar (Nepalese people); Shamanism; Nepal; Rai (Nepalese people); Newar (Nepalese people); Dhi
      PubDate: 2016-12-18T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Words of Truth: Authority and Agency in Ritual and Legal Speeches in the
           Himalayas
    • Abstract: This issue of Oral Tradition presents a collection of anthropological studies on the sources of authority for ritual and legal speech in the Himalayan region. Its goal is twofold: first, to shed new light on a region whose diversity of oral traditions has so far resisted comparative studies; and second, to reconsider two major theories of language communication that confront linguistics and sociology. Pierre Bourdieu’s essays on the symbolic power of language have the advantage of presenting strong views on the subject and provide a stimulating point of departure for a collective work exploring authoritative speech from a comparative perspective. Written between 1975 and 1982, Bourdieu’s essays (1982 and 2001) were ... Read More
      Keywords: Culture and law; Language and culture; Ritual; Anthropological linguistics; Rites and ceremonies; Oral tradition; Authors and patrons; Epic poetry, Nepali; Magar (Nepalese people); Shamanism; Nepal; Rai (Nepalese people); Newar (Nepalese people); Dhi
      PubDate: 2016-12-18T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Authoritative Modes of Speech in a Central Himalayan Ritual
    • Abstract: Among the most striking aspects of the culture of the Central Himalayan region (this includes the Indian state of Uttarakhand and the westernmost part of Nepal) are the development of bardic narration and the social role played by rituals of divine possession. These practices interact variously in different sub-regions (for examples, see Lecomte-Tilouine 2009; Hitchcock and Jones 1976).2 My concern here is with one of these configurations: that of a set of rituals known as jāgar (in colloquial Kumaoni jàg), since they take place at night, which are performed in the central part of Kumaon, the former kingdom that makes up the eastern section of Uttarakhand. The purpose of the Kumaoni jāgar is to manifest one or ... Read More
      Keywords: Culture and law; Language and culture; Ritual; Anthropological linguistics; Rites and ceremonies; Oral tradition; Authors and patrons; Epic poetry, Nepali; Magar (Nepalese people); Shamanism; Nepal; Rai (Nepalese people); Newar (Nepalese people); Dhi
      PubDate: 2016-12-18T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Untouchable Bard as Author of his Royal Patron: A Social Approach to
           Oral Epic Poetry in Western Nepal
    • Abstract: The relationship between a bard and his patron in western Nepal links individuals situated at opposite extremes of the social hierarchy within the caste organization. At first sight their relationship is totally foreign to those in modern Western societies as described by Pierre Bourdieu. For Bourdieu, authoritative speech emanates from persons in a higher social position, which is bestowed to them by the tacit mandate of a group for which they serve as the mouthpiece.1 To summarize, verbal communication directly reflects and reproduces the sociopolitical order. In the Himalayan bard/patron relationship, on the other hand, we are confronted with a paradoxical situation wherein the superior delegates the authority ... Read More
      Keywords: Culture and law; Language and culture; Ritual; Anthropological linguistics; Rites and ceremonies; Oral tradition; Authors and patrons; Epic poetry, Nepali; Magar (Nepalese people); Shamanism; Nepal; Rai (Nepalese people); Newar (Nepalese people); Dhi
      PubDate: 2016-12-18T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Sources of Authority for Shamanic Speech: Examples from the Kham-Magar
           of Nepal
    • Abstract: Among the Kham-Magar, an indigenous population of West Nepal, shamans end their long ritual chants with the promise to keep to the terms of the contract that bind human beings to the supernatural entities. In this paper I identify the sources of authority that allow the ritual specialists of this community to act as its spokespersons toward invisible partners. Taking up the debate initiated in the introduction to this special issue, I begin by confronting the notion of “social magic” that Bourdieu (1982:97-161) sees as the source of all authority, with the “discourse of magic” proposed by the linguist Tzvetan Todorov (1978:246-82), showing that the two approaches are less inconsistent than might first appear to be ... Read More
      Keywords: Culture and law; Language and culture; Ritual; Anthropological linguistics; Rites and ceremonies; Oral tradition; Authors and patrons; Epic poetry, Nepali; Magar (Nepalese people); Shamanism; Nepal; Rai (Nepalese people); Newar (Nepalese people); Dhi
      PubDate: 2016-12-18T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Meaning, Intention, and Responsibility in Rai Divinatory Discourse
    • Abstract: In linguistic theories of what constitutes meaning in communication, or the purpose of a “speech act,” the notion of intention has been a crucial ingredient. If there were no intentions, so the general argument in the field of linguistic pragmatics goes, one could not distinguish meaningless words, like babbling, from meaningful speech. This position has been expressed in formal terms by the language philosopher H. Paul Grice: “‘A meant something by x’ is (roughly) equivalent to ‘A intended the utterance of x to produce some effect in an audience by means of a recognition of this intention’” (Grice 1973:46, also Du Bois 1993, emphasis mine).According to speech act theory, as developed in ordinary language ... Read More
      Keywords: Culture and law; Language and culture; Ritual; Anthropological linguistics; Rites and ceremonies; Oral tradition; Authors and patrons; Epic poetry, Nepali; Magar (Nepalese people); Shamanism; Nepal; Rai (Nepalese people); Newar (Nepalese people); Dhi
      PubDate: 2016-12-18T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The House of Letters: Musical Apprenticeship among the Newar Farmers
           (Kathmandu Valley, Nepal)
    • Abstract: “Etoit-il étonnant que les premiers grammairiens soumissent leur art à la musique, & fussent à la fois professeurs de l’un & de l’autre?”“Is it surprising that the first grammarians subordinated their art to music and were teachers of both?”This article explores the principles of musical discourse among the Jyāpu farmers of the Kathmandu Valley as revealed through the teaching of the dhimay drum. During this purely ritual apprenticeship, it is through the transmission of a corpus of musical compositions, based on mimetic syllables that are perceived as an expression of the voice of Nāsadyaḥ, the local god of music and dance, that the discourse of authority of the masters is expressed. The instrumental pieces played ... Read More
      Keywords: Culture and law; Language and culture; Ritual; Anthropological linguistics; Rites and ceremonies; Oral tradition; Authors and patrons; Epic poetry, Nepali; Magar (Nepalese people); Shamanism; Nepal; Rai (Nepalese people); Newar (Nepalese people); Dhi
      PubDate: 2016-12-18T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Imparting and (Re-)Confirming Order to the World: Authoritative Speech
           Traditions and Socio-political Assemblies in Spiti, Upper Kinnaur, and
           Purang in the Past and Present
    • Abstract: This paper1 deals with authoritative speech traditions in the Tibetan-speaking areas of Spiti (in Tibetan transliteration [henceforth T.] sPi ti, sPyi ti, and so forth) and Upper Kinnaur (T. Khu nu) in eastern Himachal Pradesh, India, and in Purang (T. s/Pu hrang/hreng, and so forth), an area in the southwest of the Ngari Prefecture of the Tibet Autonomous Region (PR China) (see Fig. 1). In the distant past these areas belonged to Ngari Khorsum (T. mNga’ ris skor gsum), a high-altitude region that was more or less congruent with the realm of the West Tibetan kingdom of the tenth to twelfth centuries. To a great extent it was also identical with the areas under the control of the later kingdoms of Purang, Guge (T. ... Read More
      Keywords: Culture and law; Language and culture; Ritual; Anthropological linguistics; Rites and ceremonies; Oral tradition; Authors and patrons; Epic poetry, Nepali; Magar (Nepalese people); Shamanism; Nepal; Rai (Nepalese people); Newar (Nepalese people); Dhi
      PubDate: 2016-12-18T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Authority of Law and the Production of Truth in India
    • Abstract:
      Authors who have analyzed the linguistic mechanisms by which power is exercised in a formal setting have focused on courtroom interactions and on the strategic use of language in a legal context. Courtroom studies have been undertaken since the 1980s and 1990s by authors working on ethnomethodology or conversation analysis (Atkinson and Drew 1979; Matoesian 1993; Conley and O’Barr 1998; Drew and Heritage 1992). By drawing mostly on Foucault’s notion of “micro-power” (1977:26-27), these authors have studied how lawyers and judges regulate the turn-taking process, the role of silence, the forms of questioning or of interrupting, and the imbalance of power that emerges from courtroom dialogues. The aim of these works ... Read More
      Keywords: Culture and law; Language and culture; Ritual; Anthropological linguistics; Rites and ceremonies; Oral tradition; Authors and patrons; Epic poetry, Nepali; Magar (Nepalese people); Shamanism; Nepal; Rai (Nepalese people); Newar (Nepalese people); Dhi
      PubDate: 2016-12-18T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Engendering Minorities in Nepal: The Authority of Legal Discourse and the
           Production of Truth
    • Abstract: Since the promulgation of the 1990 constitution, conflicts over the rights it enshrines have proliferated in Nepal. Throughout the same period, negotiations between social groups and political institutions have been increasingly phrased in the language of rights, echoing the growing importance of the “rights-based” approach in the international development circuit.1 Although this is a general trend world-wide, what is peculiar to Nepal is that, besides articulating the dialectics of some of the major social conflicts unfolding in the country, the discourse on rights was also at the core of the drafting of the new constitution and one of the main tools of the “New Nepal” building process. In this article, I will ... Read More
      Keywords: Culture and law; Language and culture; Ritual; Anthropological linguistics; Rites and ceremonies; Oral tradition; Authors and patrons; Epic poetry, Nepali; Magar (Nepalese people); Shamanism; Nepal; Rai (Nepalese people); Newar (Nepalese people); Dhi
      PubDate: 2016-12-18T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Authority, Status, and Caste Markers in Everyday Village Conversations:
           The Example of Eastern Nepal
    • Abstract: This study sets out to detect the various markers that express forms of caste and community belonging, and, more generally, hierarchies in the language used in ordinary social interactions in villages in the hills of eastern Nepal, and how the somewhat rigid codes of civility that govern village society and language have recently evolved. The study is carried out from a socio-anthropological perspective rather than a linguistic or a literary one.1Before discussing the topic in detail, I characterize the site of my research, which is the Khotang District. Firstly, it is a mixed society: the autochthonous Chamling Rai represent 39 percent of the population, Chetris 22 percent, Brahmans 9 percent, Newars, Magars, and ... Read More
      Keywords: Culture and law; Language and culture; Ritual; Anthropological linguistics; Rites and ceremonies; Oral tradition; Authors and patrons; Epic poetry, Nepali; Magar (Nepalese people); Shamanism; Nepal; Rai (Nepalese people); Newar (Nepalese people); Dhi
      PubDate: 2016-12-18T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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