The Theory Oral Composition

The Theory Oral Composition : History and Methodology

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The Theory of Oral Composition presents a history of the field of oral-formulaic theory. Foley examines the roots of the theory in 19th-century philology and anthropology, documents the contributions of Milman Parry and Albert Lord, measures the effects of Lord's comparative extensions through the impact of The Singer of Tales, and considers important other more

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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 152.1 x 234.4 x 14.2mm | 298.59g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253204658
  • 9780253204653
  • 1,078,849

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Foreword by Alan Dundes Preface I. Philology, Anthropology, and the Homeric Question II. Milman Parry: From Homeric Text to Homeric Oral Tradition III. Albert Lord: Comparative Oral Traditions IV. The Making of a Discipline V. Recent and Future Directions Notes Bibliography Indexshow more

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