Oral and Musical Variation: The Transformations of Mani in Turku

Elci A. C.

MILLI FOLKLOR, no.91, pp.130-139, 2011 (Journal Indexed in AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 91
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : MILLI FOLKLOR
  • Page Numbers: pp.130-139


Performance and oral formulaic theorists put forward to meaningless of searching for the 'unique' and "fixed" texts in oral culture and they support it through different works. With oicotype concept, Von Sydow highlights the localization of narrations according to regional features. In this way, he brings forward that every narration reshape when they settle into a place. Text-based studies reveal the word changes in the narrations; however studies about differences and changes in music accompanying narrations are not sufficient. In this article, firstly word changes in mani which generally told without instrument in oral tradition will be evaluated. Then musical changes and differences in turkus which contain mani will be discussed.