publication . Article . 2016

Punane regilaulus: sonad ja vormelid

Tiiu Jaago;
Open Access Estonian
  • Published: 01 Aug 2016 Journal: Mäetagused, volume 64, pages 9-34 (issn: 1406-9938, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Eesti Kirjandusmuuseum
In this article the occurrence of the colour term ‘red’ is studied comparatively in the regilaul of two Estonian counties. Earlier studies on colour terms in the Estonian regilaul have shown that colour terms are rarely found in songs. At the same time, they are conspicuous in set phrases, forming formulae, fixed lexical combinations characteristic of the regilaul tradition. The analysis of the songs studied in this article is based on the formulaic concept (i.e. the premise that colour terms are found in set lexical phrases). In interpreting colour term-containing motifs and related topics, this article draws on context-centred folklore research (i.e. the premi...
free text keywords: colour terms, Estonian old folk song regilaul, formula, red, lcsh:Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology, lcsh:GN301-674, Art history, Art, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Humanities
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