77Orality in Literary Composition
- Apr 30, 2001Dear Prof. Dunn:
I had read recently that before the Scholastic period in
the Middle Ages, authors generally did not use self-composition
but dictated their works to be taken down and written up.
In your opinion, is is true, and, if so, would this process
introduce an element of orality into the composition of the
Stephen C. Carlson mailto:scarlson@...
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