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Native American Discourse
Poetics and Rhetoric

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Oral and Literate Culture

Joel Sherzer, Anthony C. Woodbury, Dell Hymes, Virginia Hymes, Joel Sherzer, Dennis Tedlock, Anthony C. Woodbury
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  • Date Published: September 1987
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521338448

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  • Originally published in 1987, the aim of this book is to advance a fresh perspective on the presentation, philology, analysis, and interpretation of oral literature and verbal art. Developed through commentaries and analysis of a range of texts from Native American communities, past and present, this original approach is centered on discourse, which the contributors take as being the richest point of intersection among language, culture, society, and individual expression. In discourse, individuals draw on their own artistry at the same time as they draw on the special and unique resources of the language and culture of their communities.

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    • Date Published: September 1987
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521338448
    • length: 260 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Joel Sherzer and Anthony C. Woodbury
    2. Tonkawa poetics: John Rush buffalo's 'Coyote and Eagle's daughter' Dell Hymes
    3. Warm Springs Sahaptin narrative analysis Virginia Hymes
    4. Poetic structuring of Kuna discouse: the line Joel Sherzer
    5. Hearing a voice in an ancient test: Quiché Maya poetics in performance Dennis Tedlock
    6. Rhetorical structure in a Central Alaskan Yupik Eskimo traditional narrative Anthony C. Woodbury

  • Editors

    Joel Sherzer

    Anthony C. Woodbury


    Joel Sherzer, Anthony C. Woodbury, Dell Hymes, Virginia Hymes, Joel Sherzer, Dennis Tedlock, Anthony C. Woodbury

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