Books about the Bosavi people
(in order of year of publication)

The Sorrow of the Lonely and the Burning of the Dancers.
Edward L. Schieffelin. St. Martins Press, 1976.
A study of Bosavi’s gisalo ceremony and of the role of ritual in Bosavi social life.


Sound and Sentiment: Birds, Weeping, Poetics, and Song in Kaluli Expression.
Steven Feld. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1982; second edition 1990; third edition Duke University Press, 2012.
A study of how rainforest ecology is deeply connected to the cosmology, poetry and music of the Bosavi people.


The Give and Take of Everyday Life: Language Socialization of Kaluli Children.
Bambi B. Schieffelin. Cambridge University Press, 1990; second edition, Fenestra, 2005.
A study of how Bosavi children acquire language in the context of other cultural practices.


Like People You See in a Dream: First Contact in Six Papuan Societies.
Edward L. Schieffelin and Robert Crittenden. Stanford University Press 1991.
A study of first contact in Bosavi and the surrounding Great Papuan Plateau and Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea.


Bosavi-English-Tok-Pisin Dictionary.
B Bambi B. Schieffelin and Steven Feld, in collaboration with Ho:ido: Degelo:, Ho:nowo: Degili, Kulu Fuale, Ayasilo Ha:ina, and Da:ina Ha:waba:. Australian National University, Pacific Linguistics C-153, 1998
A trilingual dictionary of the Bosavi language.