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Poetry in speech : orality and Homeric discourse

Author: Egbert J Bakker
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, [1997] ©1997
Series: Myth and poetics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Applying linguistic theory to the study of Homeric style, Egbert J. Bakker offers a highly innovative approach to oral poetry, particularly the poetry of Homer. By situating formulas and other features of oral style within the wider contexts of spoken language and communication, he moves the study of oral poetry beyond the landmark work of Milman Parry and Albert Lord. One of the book's central features, related to  Read more...
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Bakker, Egbert J.
Poetry in speech.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1997
(DLC) 96031979
(OCoLC)35192229
Named Person: Homer; Homer.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Egbert J Bakker
ISBN: 1501722778 9781501722776
OCLC Number: 1028942843
Description: 1 online resource (257 pages).
Contents: Foreword / Gregory Nagy --
pt. 1. Perspectives. 1. The Construction of Orality. 2. The Writing of Homer --
pt. 2. Speech. 3. Consciousness and Cognition. 4. The Syntax of Movement. 5. Homeric Framings --
pt. 3. Special Speech. 6. Rhythm and Rhetoric. 7. Epithets and Epic Epiphany. 8. The Grammar of Poetry.
Series Title: Myth and poetics.
Responsibility: Egbert J. Bakker.

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Applying linguistic theory to the study of Homeric style, Egbert J. Bakker offers a highly innovative approach to oral poetry, particularly the poetry of Homer. By situating formulas and other  Read more...

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