This volume is a work of fundamental importance in the field of orality-literacy studies. It provides a thorough and detailed theoretical account of the compositional style of oral showing that the antithetical, balancing, formulaic quality of that style is deeply rooted in the psychological nature.
Table of Contents
Part One: The Anthropological Foundations of Oralstyle 1. The energetic explosion and the psycho-physiology of gesture 2. Intervals between energetic explosions - physiological rhythm 3. Reflex gesticulation and the mimicry of reception 4. The spontaneous revivification of past gestures 5. The voluntary semiological revivification of mimic gesture 6. Laryngo-buccal semiological gesticulation 7. The instinctively concrete character of semiological gesticulation 8. The propositional gestures 9. Ethnic mental dispositions and propositional gestures: The psychology of translation Part Two: The Oral Style 10. The automatic repetition of a propositional gesture: Parallelism 11. Rhythmic oral style 12. The instinctive mnemonic employment of rhythmic schemas 13. Oral style, a "living press" 14. Oral composers 15. Mnemonic faculties in oral style milieux 16. Mnemotechnical devices within the rhythmic schema 17. Mnemotechnical devices within the recitative 18. Mnemotechnical devices within a recitation