Orality pp 1-11 | Cite as

Introduction: The Power of the Spoken Word



The central theme running through this book is the nature and significance of the oral communicative moment and the situations in which such moments occur. This exploration pursues the ‘magic of the moment’ and the potentialities that lie in the necessary simultaneity of articulation and perception that is peculiar to all oral communication experienced unrecorded and unfilmed. It is that dimension to orality that this book focuses upon.


Native Land Oral Communication Speech Event Moral Courage Indian Agent 
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© Graham Furniss 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Oriental and African StudiesUniversity of LondonUK

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