The Language of Balinese Shadow Theater
- Book The Language of Balinese Shadow Theater
- Princeton University Press
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- July 14, 2014, originally published in 1987.
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As the painting of village shadow play that is reproduced On the dust jacket of this handsome Book vividly illustrates everything In Bali tends toward luxuriant complexity. Language is no exception Balinese have Long been inclined to take On other people languages and maintain them as distinct codes available for use In specific contexts But never completely melded into single entity one could call Balinese. So In the communicative thickets one finds In everyday speech an intricate system of speech registers indicating degrees of status and intimacy In religious ritual Sanskrit In ritual and performances Old Javanese and increasingly In official settings the national language of Indonesian....