The Power of the Spoken Word
By (author) Graham Furniss
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Orality by Graham Furniss
Book DescriptionOral 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781403934048
(216mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 21-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Graham Furniss
Power, Marginality and African Oral Literature, Paperback (December 2008)
A collection of essays on African oral literature and its place in popular culture.
Poetry, Prose and Popular Culture in Hausa, Paperback (March 1996)
Introducing poetry, prose, songs and theatre from Nigeria, this engaging volume blends translated extracts with a rich commentary on the historical development and modern context of this hugely creative culture.
African Languages, Development and the State, Hardback (November 1993)» View all books by Graham Furniss
Shows that multilingualism does not pose for Africans the problems of communication that Europeans imagine and that the mismatch between policy statements and their pragmatic outcomes is a far more serious problem for future development.
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Author Biography - Graham Furniss
GRAHAM FURNISS is Professor of African Language Literature at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK. He is the author of Poetry, Prose and Popular Culture in Hausa and Co-Editor of African Broadcast Cultures; Power, Marginality and African Oral Literature; and African Languages, Development and the State.
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