Mary-Ann Constantine and Gerald Porter

in Fragments and Meaning in Traditional Song

Published by British Academy

Published in print August 2003 | ISBN: 9780197262887
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734441 | DOI:

Series: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs


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This introductory chapter discusses fragments of song, which is the main topic of the book. It defines fragments of song, and examines folk-song scholarship and the full narrative. The concept of the dislocated text is covered in one section of the chapter. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the folk-song scholarship and the minimal narrative.

Keywords: fragments of song; full narrative; dislocated text; minimal narrative

Chapter.  5996 words. 

Subjects: Ethnomusicology

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