The Spoken Word and the Work of Interpretation
Conduct and Communication
Published by: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
376 pages, 152.00 x 229.00 mm, 8 illus.
- ISBN: 9780812211436
- Published: June 1983
Dennis Tedlock presents startling new methods for transcribing, translating, and interpreting oral performance that carry wide implications for all areas of the spoken arts. Moreover, he reveals how the categories and concepts of poetics and hermeneutics based in Western literary traditions cannot be carried over in their entirety to the spoken arts of other cultures but require extensive reevaluation.