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Spoken versus Written Word in Native American Literature



Year of publication 2005
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference 2nd Prague Conference on Linguistics and Literary Studies: Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Education

Field Mass media, audiovision
Keywords contemporary Native American literature; orality; Thomas King
Description This paper looks at the ways which contemporary Native American authors use in order to incorporate the tribal system of knowledge into their writings. The author examines the selections from the works of Leslie Marmon Silko, N. Scott Momaday and Thomas King, in which they address the issue of literacy, storytelling and the power of the spoken word.

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