Talking on the Page: Editing Aboriginal Oral Texts by Laura J. MurrayTalking on the Page: Editing Aboriginal Oral Texts by Laura J. Murray

Talking on the Page: Editing Aboriginal Oral Texts

EditorLaura J. Murray, Keren D. Rice

Paperback | May 26, 1999

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The worlds of readers and writers on the one hand and listeners and speakers on the other differ in many ways. What happens when the stories, beliefs, or histories of North American Native people, many traditionally communicated orally, are transferred to paper or other media? Why do tellers, teachers, editors, filmmakers, and translators undertake this work? What do the words mean for different audiences? How can they be most effectively and responsibly presented and interpreted? This collection of essays confronts these and other issues that arise in attempting to record oral cultures for a visual society. The book contains an introduction by the editors, and papers by Nora Marks Dauenhauer and Richard Dauenhauer, Kimberly M. Blaeser, J. Edward Chamberlain, Victor Masayesva Jr., and Julie Cruikshank.

Laura J. Murray is Assistant Professor, Department of English, Queen’s University. Keren D. Rice is Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Toronto.
Title:Talking on the Page: Editing Aboriginal Oral TextsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8.97 × 6 × 0.4 inPublished:May 26, 1999Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing DivisionLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0802082300

ISBN - 13:9780802082305

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Nora Mark-Dauenhauer, Julie Cruikshank and many others address the problems associated with editing oral texts in a visual society. Using articles from the annual Conference on Editorial Problems, Talking in the Page examines what happens when traditionally oral histories of Native people transfer to the media and what the words mean to different audiences. This book, written by Keren D. Rice and Laura J. Murray, introduces tips for effectively and responsibly interpreting oral histories.