Etude ethnolinguistique du sìcànἐ (chants de hochets des femmes senufo du Tagbara)

Abstract : This dissertation deals with the sì.cǎk-nɛ [sìcànἐ] (rattle songs), a Tagba oral genre in the west of Burkina Faso. These songs, typically feminine, are sung during ritual celebrations in the traditional Tagba calendar. The oral genre s cànɛ also means “rattle”, accompanied by an instrument of the same name and constitutes a therapy-li e form curing women’s recurrent diseases It is prescribed for women who suffer from troubles and suspicious behaviors. The women singers are organized in a hierarchy with order and rules like in a sisterhood.The corpus songs collected during different stays in the field will be analyzed from several points of view: that of the perception and conception of the world among the Tagba people on the one hand, that of the song performance on the other. Finally, the corpus is considered to be a set of literary discourses, objects of thematic and stylistic studies. Therefore, the first part of the dissertation is devoted to the linguistic description of the Tagba language, before pursuing the study of songs. Trough all these dimensions, this dissertation analyzes the social and cultural meanings of sìcànἐ as an oral genre on the one hand and the women singers and the instrument on the other hand. It demonstrates that the sìcànἐ is a main oral genre that conveys the ideals of the Tagba society and can be considered as a mark of cultural identity
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Mori Edwige Traoré. Etude ethnolinguistique du sìcànἐ (chants de hochets des femmes senufo du Tagbara). Linguistique. Université d'Orléans, 2016. Français. ⟨NNT : 2016ORLE1153⟩. ⟨tel-01865807⟩

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