Title

Change in the language of Tirawi wedding songs

Document Type

Article

Publication details

El Salman, M & Roche, M 2011, 'Change in the language of Tirawi wedding songs', Languages and Linguistics, vol. 28, pp. 83-93.

Abstract

The article by Mahmoud El Salman and Thomas Roche discuss the Tirawi language of wedding songs and poems in Palestine. The study indicates that the wedding songs and poems which are now sung and recited on similar occasions by the Tirat community witness to a radical change in the performed identity of the Tirawian community. Themes and images relating to agricultural life and unrequited romantic love were common in the songs before 1948, whereas contemporary songs of the Tirawi are centered around loss, armed struggle, and religious discourses.