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A Full Hearing: Orality and Literacy in the Malay World - Amin Sweeney
A Full Hearing: Orality and Literacy in the Malay World - Amin Sweeney
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Manufacturer Number: ML3319
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A Full Hearing:

Orality and Literacy in the Malay World

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Amin Sweeney

A fascinating study of the effect on Malay peoples of having their traditional oral culture supplanted by a written one. Sweeney argues that literacy has not completely replaced oral traditions in the Malay culture and, more importantly, that it should not do so. He advocates that the orality of Malay culture still be given a "full hearing' to allow Malay culture to continue to evolve in its own distinct way. 337 pages.

Weight: 0.8kg. Post free within Malaysia

 

Published by University of California Press, 1987 First edition.. ISBN: 9780520059108

Condition: Very Good Hardback in a near fine dust jacket. Apart from mild tanning throughout, the book looks new.