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Orality : The Power of the Spoken Word - Graham Furniss

Orality

The Power of the Spoken Word

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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.

'a thought-provoking view on the centrality of orality from a cross-cultural perspective.' - Luna Beard, Linguist List

Introduction
The Oral Communicative Moment
Cultural Parameters of Speech: Genre, Form, Aesthetics
Insertion into the Social: Constituting Audiences, Audience Cultures and Moving from the Private to the Public
Ideology and Orality
Academic Approaches to Orality
Concluding: On the Centrality of the Evanescent
Sir Geoffrey Howe's Resignation Speech, 1990
Hubert Humphrey's Speech to the 1948 Democratic National Convention
References
Index
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ISBN: 9781403934048
ISBN-10: 1403934045
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 1st March 2005
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1