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The Theory Oral Composition History and Methodology by John Miles Foley

The Theory Oral Composition History and Methodology

Part of the Folkloristics Series


The Theory Oral Composition History and Methodology by John Miles Foley

The Theory of Oral Composition presents a history of the field of oral-formulaic theory. Foley examines the roots of the theory in 19th-century philology and anthropology, documents the contributions of Milman Parry and Albert Lord, measures the effects of Lord's comparative extensions through the impact of The Singer of Tales, and considers important other contributions.

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Publication date

1st June 1988


John Miles Foley

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Indiana University Press


188 pages


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