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Furniss, Graham (2004) Orality: the Power of the Spoken Word. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampsphire: Palgrave Macmillan.

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Abstract

Oral communication is quite different in its spontaneity and communicative power from textual and visual communication. Culturally-bounded expectations of ways of speaking and individual creativity provide the spark that can ignite revolution or calm the soul. This book explores, from a cross-cultural perspective, the centrality of orality in the ideological processes that dominate public discourse, providing a counterbalance to the debates that foreground literacy and the power of written communication.

Item Type: Authored Books
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of Africa
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
ISBN: 9781403934048
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230510111
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2008 14:25
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/3782

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