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The linguistics of orality: a psycholinguistic approach to private and public performance of classical Attic prose

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The thesis tests the hypothesis that certain aspects of linguistic variation in Attic prose are related to the type of oral performance, private or public, which the author envisaged for his text. This hypothesis rests on the assumption that authors more or less consciously optimized their texts for their intended communicative situation. A crucial feature of texts optimized for public delivery was clarity, which figures as an essential component of the 'virtue of speech' in the Greek rhet...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Department:
Humanities Division - Classics Faculty - Classical Languages and Literature

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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Local pid:
ora:7348

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