Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Capability of being orally conveyed to another.
- n. Oral communication.
- n. The state of being oral
“But Derico's point was rather that there is no one thing that can be spoken of generically as "orality".”
“Thomas' work is at it's best when examining the intersection of literacy and 'orality'.”
“Ong is mainly interested in what he calls primary orality, meaning communities who have no contact with the written word whatsoever.”
“So built into the translation process was a kind of orality that would be uncommon to most formal written Chinese, but that would be part of both the Indian philosophical tradition since a sutra is a lecture and the informal tradition of philosophical discussion and poetry-writing that was an important part of the social lives of Chinese intellectuals.”
“In fact, orality, meaning ` the quality of being oral or orally communicated, 'is already in the British vocabulary as a rare and supposed to be obsolescent word.”
“this Pope Center essay, Prof. Tom Bertonneau argues that many young Americans - those who disdain books and any but the lightest reading - are sliding back into "orality," the state that precedes literacy.”
“This is what allows us to include signing and orality in the definition of transliteracy as: … the ability to read, …”
“Those fond of Homer or Plato will wonder how they could have studied them seriously without the prism of orality vs literacy.”
“I would have also liked to see a greater exploration of the ways in which the transition from orality to literacy affected the development of our religious thought.”
“Beyond antic work the orality perspective is relevant for the full history of thoughts.”
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