Anna Engelking

Anna Engelking

Institute of Slavic Studies Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw
e-mail: engelking@ispan.waw.pl

Asst. Prof. Anna Engelking is an anthropologist and ethnolinguist. She conducts ethnographic research in Belarus and in the Polish-Belarusian-Lithuanian borderlands.

Uttering certain words is equivalent to acting by means of them; it has an effect in the real world. The same notion underlies rituals of all kinds, not just verbal ones. That’s why we should understand the act of uttering words as a ritual - says Anna Engelking.

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