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  • Orality And Tradition

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    its journey with orality or oral tradition. It is believed that English literature originated with ‘verses of an extemporary kind’ (Albert 9) which were composed and verbally expressed long before the written records. It is also interesting to note that poetry emerged much before the composition of prose as a form of literature in written form. Most of the old English compositions derived their subject or theme from religion and intended to deliver moral lessons. Likewise, orality and folk oral (literary

  • Walter Ong, Orality, Literacy, And Modern Culture

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    an understanding of orality is vital, for all media and technology builds off of one another. By means of understanding orality, one will gain insight into the technology of writing, and thus become adept to comprehend the invention of print. Understanding the notion of orality is of vital importance in order examine the lasting effects of writing and print alike. In Walter Ong (2010) piece, Orality, Literacy, and Modern Media, he argues that the sound produced by orality is only alive when it

  • The Study Of Orality

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    Orality is a mode of human expression primarily through thoughts and verbal gestures in societies where literacy mainly writing and print are uncommon to majority of the population. The study of orality is closely linked to the study of oral cultures. The study of orality is important but to develop and progress a society needs to be literate also so that the process of globalization can move forward. Basically there are two types of oral cultures existing; primary orality and secondary orality.

  • The Rights And Nation By Gerald Friesen Essay

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    In his book, Citizens and Nation, Gerald Friesen first mentions the concept of “imagined communities” as he states, “Space had been restructured because the communication media had eliminated so many of the inherited constraints of physical existence” (Friesen 177). Thus, for Friesen, an imagined community is constructed as communication technologies connect individuals across geographical boundaries, therefore releasing the limitations of space. While Friesen’s definition implies that a technological

  • Printing Press and Its Effects

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    necessarily the mirror-image and destroyer of orality, but reacts or interacts with oral communication in a variety of ways. Sometimes the line between written and oral even in a single activity cannot actually be drawn very clearly, as in the characteristic Athenian contract which involved witnesses and an often rather slight written document, or the relation between the performance of a play and the written and published text.” (Rosalind Thomas, Literacy and Orality in Ancient Greece. Cambridge Univ. Press

  • Is It Useful For Non Sensitive Content?

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    Sexting Poltash (2013) clarified that personal pictures have long been associated with social media. Yet too often, photos are seized and used inappropriately, creating privacy concerns. Snaps that self-destruct give users, especially teenagers, a sense of potentially false security that repercussions linked to sexting will vanish along with the content. Interestingly, they seem to have shifted the responsibility for the message away from the participants of the communication (i.e., the

  • Essay On The Dilemma Of A Ghost

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    literary, just like Europe. Ong explored orality and literacy, including their twin concepts of spoken expression and written expression with their nature and consequences. He presses about the major significance of oral expression in cultures and the increasing appreciation for expressions, such as epic poetry and performances. Merolla talks about the great divide between orality and literally, including their achievements in different cultures. “orality enabled shared decision-making in collective

  • Oral Culture Of The Late Middle Ages

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    from a primarily oral culture to a literate, print culture. Many scholars, including Plato and Harold Innis, have suggested that the advantages of an oral culture exceed those of a print culture. Even further, the past few decades have seen calls to orality, or propositions that we must return to oral culture to balance print culture. As seen through a lens of the history of print culture, the benefits of literacy and a predominantly print culture outweigh the benefits of an oral culture because of the

  • The Oral Tradition Of Khasi

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    Introduction In the early days of civilization, before written records were made, oral traditions were necessarily important. Such pre-literate societies relied on oral transmission to propagate their customs and traditions. A conscious choice has been made in the choice of words for the title of this paper regarding the use of oral tradition as opposed to oral transmission, the reason being that the language in focus is Khasi. Khasi belongs to the Austroasiatic language family, a large language

  • Kelly and Sale: Persuasive Or Pointless? Essay

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    Kelly and Sale: Persuasive Or Pointless? Unarguably, since technology has been introduced, it has had profound effects, permeating not only onto society, but our entire ecological system. To categorize the effects of technology as predominantly beneficial or detrimental, as Kevin Kelly and Kirkpatrick Sale claim in their interview, is difficult. "Interview With The Luddite" captures and vividly illustrates their seemingly pointless and underdeveloped ideas. Kelly, protechnology, and Sale, a