Review: Die Stimme des Windes: Sprachliches zur Geschichte der Sackpfeife/The Voice of the Wind: A Linguistic History of the BagpipeBy:
Die Stimme des Windes Michael Peter Vereno. 2015. Hamburg: Baar-Verlag. 240 pages. ISBN: 978-3-935536-76-9 Editor’s Note: Thank to The Journal of Folklore Research Reviews who very kindly gave me permission to reprint this review which first appeared in September 2017. http://www.indiana.edu/~jfr/reviews.php The subject matter of Die Stimme des Windes: Sprachliches zur Geschichte der Sackpfeife (The Voice of the Wind: A Linguistic History of the Bagpipe) might seem to be of limited interest to folklorists and ethnomusicologists, except perhaps for those narrowly focused on organology, but it addresses a serious and pervasive deficiency in how the field applies linguistic evidence to historic studies.