LINGUIST List 16.306

Tue Feb 01 2005

Books: Discourse Analysis/Pragmatics/Socioling: Furniss

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        1.    Palgrave Macmillan, Orality: Furniss

Message 1: Orality: Furniss

Date: 19-Jan-2005
From: Palgrave Macmillan <>
Subject: Orality: Furniss

Title: Orality
Subtitle: The Power of the Spoken Word
Published: 2004
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Book URL:

Author: Graham Furniss, University of London.

Hardback: ISBN: 1403934045 Pages: 200 Price: U.K. £ 45


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.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Written In: English (ENG )

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