The Folklore Text: From Performance to Print

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Indiana University Press, 1984 - Social Science - 244 pages
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Offers a history, theory, and methodology of textmaking from an interdisciplinary perspective. This book examines the implications of performance theory for textmaking and constructs a model of an ideal, performance-centered text based on aesthetic field theory. It is useful for folklore studies, oral interpretation, sociolinguistics, and others.

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Abrahams aesthetic experience aesthetic field aesthetic transaction Alan Dundes Alan Jabbour Alan Lomax Alcheringa American Folklore American Folklore Society American Indian Americo Paredes analphabetic analysis analytical anthropological Arewa argues Art as Performance artistic verbal performance audience Bauman behavior Berleant Birdwhistell Black speech Brian Sutton-Smith channel channel capacity Chinook Texts Clifford Geertz communication concept context cultural cultural evolutionism Dan Ben-Amos David Abercrombie Dell Hymes Dennis Tedlock describe dynamic equivalence Edward Sapir emic and etic Erving Goffman ethnography ethnography of speaking ethnolinguistic ethnolinguistic text Ethnology Ethnopoetics Eugene Nida eye dialect falsetto Folk Preacher folklore text folklorists Folktales Franz Boas genre George Steiner gestures glottis Gregory Bateson guitar hand Harvey Sacks Herbert Halpert hermeneutic Hidatsa hip/arm Hutchinson I. A. Richards Ibid iconic ideophones Indian information theory interaction interpretation intersemiotic translation Jean Rouch Jerome Rothenberg John Wesley Powell Journal of American Julius Lester Kenneth Burke kinemorphic kinesic language Lester's linguistic literary dialect literary folklorists literature Melville Jacobs Metanarration mode molar movements narrative Narrative Poetry natural language naturalistic observation Navaho Nida nonverbal nonverbal communication notations olfaction oral oral interpretation Oral Literature original performance Paralanguage paralinguistic paralinguistic features participants perceptual performance approach performance features performance style performance tradition performance-centered text phonemes pitch Prague School proxemic qualities readers recording performance respellings Richard Dorson Robert Farris Thompson Roman Jakobson Ruth Benedict Semiotics snapping fingers social Sociolinguistics speech speech communication Stagolee Stagolee's stance Stith Thompson structural linguistic structure stylistic suprasegmental symbols tale Tedlock textmaker theory toasts translating performance Umberto Eco verbal art verbal art performance voice William Labov words Yellowman Zuni Mythology

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ELIZABETH C. FINE is Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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