By Bronislaw Malinowski

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When two cultures differ as deeply as that of the Trobrianders and the English ; when the beliefs, scientific views, social organisa- cultures establishment of a AN ETHNOGRAPHIC THEORY OF LANGUAGE 15 tion, morality and material outfit are completely different, most of the words in one language cannot be even remotely paralleled in the other. Let us turn at once to our own special case, that of Trobriand agricultural terminology. The simplest word to be considered is 'garden'. But obviously the English term may suggest anything from a suburban plot to a park, from an allotment to a market-garden, and in none of these senses, nor yet in any of the metaphorical extensions to which this word is liable, could it be translated into Trobriand.

Explanation of the commentaries to the spells. is Part Seven Magical Formulae Formulae 1-29. GARDEN MAGIC OF OMARAKANA (Pp. 253-315) Formulae 30-31. VILAMALIA MAGIC OF OBURAKU (Pp. 316-323) Formulae 32-40. GARDEN MAGIC OF MOMTILAKAYVA (Pp. 324-335) Formulae 41-43. Formula 44. COCONUT MAGIC (Pp. 335-341) BANANA MAGIC (Pp. 341-342) INDEX, page 343 PART IV AN ETHNOGRAPHIC THEORY OF LANGUAGE AND SOME PRACTICAL COROLLARIES VOL. II. AN ETHNOGRAPHIC THEORY OF LANGUAGE AND SOME PRACTICAL COROLLARIES THIS linguistic supplement owes it existence to practical considerations.

Political oratory. The essence of magical statement. Creative metaphor. Freud's identification of magic with day-dreaming criticised, Magic as supplementing human Science. thought and knowledge. Magic as an organising force. VI. THE SOCIOLOGICAL FUNCTION OF MAGIC ANOTHER SOURCE OF INTELLIGIBILITY OF SPELLS Div. AS The spell: verbal communion between magician and The response to the spell. Its real effect on human The beings. magician's charter and influence. Spells known to many Trobrianders. The setting of the first formula analysed.

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