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Valtonen, Taarna (2017). Sinirinnan kielellä : Nils-Aslak Valkeapään runouden suhde puhuttuun saamen kieleen. Teoksessa: Taarna Valtonen ja Leena Valkeapää (toim.) Minä soin : Mun čuojan : Kirjoituksia Nils-Aslak Valkeapään elämäntyöstä (ss. 201-228). Rovaniemi: Lapland University Press.

Sinirinnan kielellä : Nils-Aslak Valkeapään runouden suhde puhuttuun saamen kieleen

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Author: Valtonen, Taarna1
Organizations: 1Giellagas-instituutti, Oulun yliopisto
Format: article
Version: published version
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Language: Finnish
Published: Lapland university press, 2017
Publish Date: 2018-01-12


This paper illustrates and analyses the connections between spoken Saami and the lyric oeuvre of Nils-Aslak Valkeapää on several levels. Among other things, it provides examples of distinctive morpho-phonological, lexical and syntactic features as well as the use of punctuation marks, fonts, and other layout elements. Of the connections exemplified, the use of dialect in particular is regarded as a manifestation of the local identity of the poet, but the use of certain other features has clearly been motivated by stylistic and aesthetic considerations. As a contextualizing introduction, the author describes the difficulties of a minority writer who was never taught his native Saami language at school and whose first books were published amid the turmoil of constantly changing Saami orthographies. In addition, the role of dialects in Saami literature is discussed on a more general level.

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ISBN: 978-952-310-954-4
ISBN Print: 978-952-310-955-1
Pages: 201 - 228
Host publication: Minä soin – Mun čuojan : kirjoituksia Nils-Aslak Valkeapään elämäntyöstä
Host publication editor: Valtonen, Taarna
Valkeapää, Leena
Type of Publication: A3 Book chapter
Field of Science: 6121 Languages
6122 Literature studies
Funding: Suomen Kulttuurirahasto
Copyright information: 2017 © Kirjoittajat ja kuvien oikeudenomistajat. Julkaistu tässä arkistossa edellä mainittujen luvalla.