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dc.contributor.advisorFoley, John Mileseng
dc.contributor.authorRamey, Peter A.eng
dc.date.issued2007eng
dc.date.submitted2007 Springeng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on November 1, 2007)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- English.eng
dc.description.abstractThis thesis discusses the inauguration, development, and recent directions in studies in oral tradition. The first chapter focuses on the advancements of Milman Parry and Albert B. Lord, first examining briefly the history of scholarship leading up to their studies. Following an overview of their contributions, this thesis surveys several related developments in linguistics, folklore, and other related fields, in an effort to understand the work of Parry and Lord in the larger context of structuralist scholarship. Oral-Formulaic Theory, I attempt to show, was not an isolated innovation, but can be located within the larger historical and contemporary framework of the early to mid twentieth century. In chapters two I discuss some of the more significant developments in the study of oral tradition subsequent to Parry, Lord and their period, focusing lastly on some new directions in the discipline for chapter three.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb61227535eng
dc.identifier.oclc180189201eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/5003
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/5003eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2007 Theseseng
dc.subject.lcshParry, Milman -- Criticism and interpretationeng
dc.subject.lcshLord, Albert Bates -- Criticism and interpretationeng
dc.subject.lcshOral traditioneng
dc.subject.lcshFolklore -- Structural analysiseng
dc.subject.lcshStructuralism (Literary analysis)eng
dc.titleStudies in oral tradition: history and prospects for the futureeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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