Song as a measure of culture

Folk Song Style and Culture American Association for the Advancement of Science Washington, D.C. Published In Pages: 117-169
By Lomax, Alan


". . . as far as songs are concerned, there is a distinct [positive] relationship between [social complexity, and] explicitness, the number of consonantal distinctions used, and the location of these distinctions in the mid- and front-enunciatory regions" (146).


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