DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2014.06
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Abstract: The "praise ballad" is a specific type of local folk literature handed down from generation to generation in traditional agricultural and fishing societies by means of chanting in the local vernacular dialect. It was composed and sung to express the villagers' emotions, thoughts and feelings. The content of the praise ballads sung on the Pescadores is largely and tightly connected to the hardship of fishing life because the Pescadores are surrounded by the salt waters and savaged by the Northeast monsoons. Whe…

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