Anna Engelking

Anna Engelking

Institute of Slavic Studies Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw

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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