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date: 25 February 2020

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This article has been commissioned as part of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Music Revival edited by Caroline Bithell and Juniper Hill. In his wrap-up reflections on The Oxford Handbook of Music Revivals, the author takes three gambits in responding to the chapters, focusing on the prefix re- that all authors use for a variety of nouns to deal with a huge range of musical practice around the world: 1) working out from the OED definitions of re-; 2) looking at parallel re- moments in recent popular music writing; 3) suggesting that the language revitalization literature could be helpful to ethnomusicology.

Keywords: music, revival, language revitalization, the prefix re-

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