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dc.contributor.authorAlant, Jaco
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-31T08:56:51Z
dc.date.available2017-08-31T08:56:51Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationAlant, J. (2006). Oral people can be literate: some reflections on aurally based literacy. Acta Academica, 38(1), 200-232.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0587-2405 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0479 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/6721
dc.description.abstractEnglish: The concept of literacy, in its “autonomous” view as a language derived skill offering certain cognitive advances, can be situated within the context of primary orality. Aurally based literacy becomes possible to the extent that sound (the “musical”) fulfils the function of a second order of linguistic representation in an oral society, a function fulfilled by writing in a society which uses writing (visually based literacy). The paper describes a model for aurally based literacy, drawing strongly on musicological insights (in particular those of Jean-Jacques Nattiez) on the meaning of music. It then reflects on the implications of the acceptance of an aurally based literacy for the study of orality, reconceptualised as “aural linguistics”. Conceiving of an aurally based literacy represents a particular way of undermining the notion of technological determinism, which has already received much criticism in research on orality (the oral tradition).en_ZA
dc.description.abstractAfrikaans: Die begrip geletterdheid, in sy “outonome” toepassing, word as ’n taalgebaseerde vaardigheid beskou wat sekere kognitiewe voorbeelde bied, en dit kan binne die raamwerk van primêre oraliteit tuisgebring word. Klankgeoriënteerde geletterdheid tree na vore in soverre klank (die “musikale”) die funksie van sekondêre linguistiese representasie oorneem in ’n orale samelewing, ’n funksie wat deur skrif vervul word in ’n skrifgebaseerde samelewing (visueel-georiënteerde geletterdheid). Die artikel hou ’n model vir klank-georiënteerde geletterdheid voor, wat sterk steun op musiekwetenskaplike insigte (veral dié van Jean-Jacques Nattiez) aangaande betekenis in musiek. Voorts behandel die artikel enkele implikasies wat die aanvaarding van ’n klank-georiënteerde geletterdheid sal inhou vir die studie van oraliteit, hervoorgestel as ’n “klank-georiënteerde linguïstiek”. Die indink van ’n klank-georiënteerde geletterdheid moet gesien word as ’n bepaalde manier om die idee van tegnologiese determinisme — wat reeds aan heelwat kritiek onderworpe is in navorsing op oraliteit (orale tradisie) — te ondermyn.af
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectLiteracyen_ZA
dc.subjectAurallyen_ZA
dc.subjectAurally based literacyen_ZA
dc.subjectOralityen_ZA
dc.titleOral people can be literate: some reflections on aurally based literacyen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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dc.rights.holderUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA


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