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The Spoken Word and the Work of Interpretation
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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
  2. p. iii
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  1. Copyright Page
  2. p. iv
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-ix
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-19
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  1. Guide to Reading Aloud
  2. pp. 20-22
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  1. Prologue: When the White Mask Is Worn
  2. pp. 23-28
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  1. Part One: Transcription and Translation
  2. p. 29
  1. Chapter 1. On the Translation of Style in Oral Narrative
  2. pp. 31-61
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  1. Chapter 2. The Girl and the Protector: A Zuni Story
  2. pp. 62-106
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  1. Chapter 3. Learning to Listen: Oral History as Poetry
  2. pp. 107-123
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  1. Chapter 4. Translating Ancient Words: From Paleography to the Tape-Recorder
  2. pp. 124-155
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  1. Part Two: Poetics
  2. p. 157
  1. Chapter 5. The Poetics of Verisimilitude
  2. pp. 159-177
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  1. Chapter 6. On Praying, Exclaiming, and Saying Hello in Zuni
  2. pp. 178-193
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  1. Chapter 7. Phonography and the Problem of Time in Oral Narrative Events
  2. pp. 194-215
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  1. Chapter 8. The Forms of Mayan Verse
  2. pp. 227-230
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  1. Part Three: Hermeneutics
  2. p. 231
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  1. Chapter 9. The Spoken Word and the Work of Interpretation in American Indian Religion
  2. pp. 233-246
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  1. Chapter 10. Beyond Logocentrism: Trace and Voice Among the Quich
  2. pp. 247-260
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  1. Chapter 11. Creation and the Popol Vuh: A Hermeneutical Approach
  2. pp. 261-271
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  1. Chapter 12. Word, Name, Epithet, Sign, and Book in Quich
  2. pp. 272-281
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  1. Part Four: Toward Dialogue
  2. p. 283
  1. Chapter 13. Ethnography as Interaction: The Storyteller, the Audience, the Fieldworker, and the Machine
  2. pp. 285-301
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  1. Chapter 14. The Story of How a Story Was Made
  2. pp. 302-311
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  1. Chapter 15. Reading the Popol Vuh over the shoulder of a diviner and finding out what's so funny
  2. pp. 312-320
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  1. Chapter 16. The Analogical Tradition and the Emergence of a Dialogical Anthropology
  2. pp. 321-338
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  1. Epilogue: When Mountains Shine
  2. pp. 339-343
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 345-356
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 357-365
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