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Author: Ruth Finnegan
ISBN: 0226249727
Subcategory: Words Language & Grammar
Pages 320 pages
Publisher University of Chicago Press; 1st Edition edition (October 1, 2007)
Language English
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Besides being a goldmine for scholars, is a delight for the general reade. he people and animals and spirits of Africa live, laugh, weep and quarrel between the covers of this book. Journal of African and Asian Studies. First published in 1970 by Oxford University Press, this classic study has been hailed as "the single most authoritative work on oral literature. It traces the history of story-telling in Africa, and brings to life the diverse forms of creativity across the African continent. How to Do Things with Words.

Oral and Beyond: Doing Things with Words in Africa (2007). Ruth Finnegan's Limba collection was recorded during her fieldwork in Limba country in northern Sierra Leone, mainly in the remote villages of Kakarima and Kamabai. Ruth Finnegan was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1996 and an Honorary Fellow of Somerville College Oxford in 1997; she was awarded an OBE for services to Social Sciences in 2000. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Finnegan, Ruth (1970). Oral literature in Africa. London: Clarendon Press. Finnegan, Ruth (1992). Oral poetry: Its nature, significance and social context. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Obododimma, Oha (2001). Yoruba Christian video narrative and indigenous imaginations. In Kaschula, Russel (e., African oral literature: Functions in contemporary contexts. Claremont: New African Books

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Ruth Finnegan (Finnegan, Ruth). used books, rare books and new books. The Oral and Beyond: Doing Things with Words in Africa: ISBN 9780226249711 (978-0-226-24971-1) Hardcover, University of Chicago Press, 2007. Find all books by 'Ruth Finnegan' and compare prices Find signed collectible books by 'Ruth Finnegan'. The Betrothed (The Scott Library). by Sir Walter Scott, Ruth Finnegan. Oral literature in Africa (Oxford library of African literature). ISBN 9780195724134 (978-0-19-572413-4) Softcover, Oxford University Press, 1976.

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With her 1976 book Oral Literature in Africa, Ruth Finnegan almost single-handedly created the field of ethnography of language. Now, Finnegan has gathered and updated a selection of her best work on oral literature, performance, and the creative use of language in Africa, along with several new essays that broaden and extend her ideas.The Oral and Beyond looks simultaneously backwards and forwards, reviewing and critiquing the achievements of scholarship on African oral literature, revisiting issues of perennial contention, and highlighting some of the most interesting new ideas and approaches in the field. Exploring such fundamental questions as how texts and textuality relate to performance, how ideology inflects language, and how traditional forms adapt to modern media and popular culture, Finnegan essentially crafts an intellectual history of her field. At the same time, she propels the ethnography of language forward, bringing the techniques and knowledge developed through her fieldwork in Africa to bear on issues that transcend African studies and reach into the larger world of anthropology and beyond.