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Folia Slavica A journal of Slavic, Baltic, and Balkan linguistics and philology no longer in publication. Approximately one volume were published per year, with three numbers per volume and at least 378 pages per volume. Published were: Volume 1 (1977-78); Volume 2 (1978); Volume 3 (1979); Volume 4 (1980-81); Volume 5 (1982); Volume 6 (1983-84); Volume 7 (1984-85); Volume 8 (1986-87). Publication was suspended after Volume 8, and no more are expected. A limited number of copies remain for sale. Prices: $35.00 per volume for libraries and institutions, $20 for individuals for private use. Sales are by volumes, not years. All back volumes are available. ISSN: 0160-9394.

International Journal of Slavic Linguistics and Poetics Founded by Roman Jakobson, Edited by Dean S. Worth, Edward Stankiewicz, C. H. Van Schooneveld, Walter N. Vickery. Also no longer a regular publication, a limited number of copies remain for sale. ISSN: 0538-8228

Oral Tradition Edited by John M. Foley In 2007, Oral Tradition ceased to be published in its traditional print format but is available online, free of charge. Additional information and links to issues currently available on line may be found at the home page for the Center for Studies in Oral Tradition at the University of Missouri. Oral Tradition has one volume per year. From Volume 1 through Volume 6, there were three numbers per volume. Volumes starting with 7 (1992) have two numbers per volume, but at least the same total number of pages is published in each volume. The greater single-issue length has also allowed the introduction of a new feature: "clusters" of essays on particular topics or areas, amid the customary mix of articles on a variety of fields. Back Issue Prices $45 per volume for libraries and Institutions $35 for individuals. All back volumes are available.

Edited by John M. Foley

Volume 6 (1991)
Numbers 1 and 2

Number 1

Folk Traditions in Serbo-Croatian Literary Culture
Svetozar Koljevic
The Evolution of an Oral Tradition: Race-Calling in Canterbury, New Zealand
Koenraad Kuiper
Serial Defamation in Two Medieval Tales: The Icelandic Olkofra Tattr and The Irish Scela Mucce Meic Datho
William Sayers
There's Nothing Natural About Natural Conversation: A Look at Dialogue in Fiction and Drama
Ryan Bishop
Compound Diction and Traditional Style in Beowulf and Genesis A
Jeffrey Alan Mazo
Phemius' Last Stand: The Impact of Occasion on Tradition in the Odyssey
Carol Dougherty
Tradition, But What Tradition and For Whom? (The Milman Parry Lecture on Oral Tradition for 1989-1990)
Ruth Finnegan
Symposium: Rules for Art in Oral Tradition Proceedings from the 1988 Modern Language Association section
Toward an Evolutionary Ontology of Beauty
Frederick Turner
The Oral Aesthetic and the Bicameral Mind
Carl Lindahl
Literary Aesthetics in Oral Art
Robert L. Kellogg

Numbers 2-3

John S. Miletich
Yugoslav Oral Lyric, Primarily in Serbo-Croatian
Vladimir Bovan
Notes on the Poetics of Serbo-Croatian Folk Lyric
Hatidzha Krnjevic
Macedonian Folk Poetry, Principally Lyric
Tome Sazdov
Bulgarshcice: A Unique Type of Archaic Oral Poetry
Josip Kekez
Balladic Forms of the Bugarshcice and Epic Songs
Maja Boshkovic-Stulli
The Folk Ballad in Slovenia
Zmaga Kumer
The Legend of Kosovo
Jelka Redep
Concluding Formulas of Audience Address in the Serbo-Croatian Oral Epic
Marija Kleut
The Montenegrin Oral Epic in a New Perspective
Novak Kilibarda
The Geographical Extent and Chronological Coordinates of South Slavic Moslem Oral Epic
Denana Buturovic
Enjambment as a Criterion for Orality in Homeric and South Slavic Oral Poetry
Zdeslav Dukat
Continuity and Chage in Folk Prose Narrative
Nada Miloshavic-Dordevic
Index to Volume 6

Edited by John M. Foley

Volume 5 (1990)
Numbers 1, 2 and 3

Number 1

Worlds Apart: Orality, Literacy, and the Rajasthani Folk-Mahabharata
John D. Smith
King Solomon's Magic: The Power of a Written Text
Marie Nelson
A Typology of Mediation in Homer
Keith Dickson
Special Section: Early Scholarship on Oral Traditions
Preface to the Dialect of the Kara-Kirgiz
Wilhelm Radloff
Marcel Jousee: The ORal Style and The Anthropolgy of Gesture
Edgard Richard Sienaert
The Singers and Their Epic Songs
Matija Murko
Symposium, Book Reviews, About the Authors

Numbers 2-3
Special Double Issue on South Pacific Oral Traditions, with Ruth Finnegan and Margaret Orbell as Guest Editors.

Introduction: or, Why the Comparativist Should Take Account of the South Pacific
Ruth Finnegan
"My Summit Where I Sit": Form and Content in Meori Women's Love Songs
Margaret Orbell
Wry Comment from the Outback: Songs of Protest from Niva Islands, Tonga
Wendy Pond
Sex and Slander in Tikopia Song: Public Antagonism and Private Intrigue
Raymond Firth
Wept Thoughts: The Voicing of Kaluli Memories
Steven Feld
Profile of a Composer: Ihaia Puka, a Pulotu of the Tokelau Islands
Allan Thomas and Ineleo Tuia
Fiction, Fact, and Imagination: A Tokelau Narrative
Judith Huntsman
"That Isn't Really a Pig": Spirit Traditions in the Southern Cook Islands
Christian Clerk
"Head" and "Tail": The Shaping of Oral Traditions among the Beinandere in Papua New Guinea
John D. Waiko
Every Picture Tells a Story: Visual ALternatives to Oral Tradition in Ponam Society
James Carrier and Achsah Carrier
Winged Tangi'ia: A Mangaian Dramatic Performance
Marivee McMath and Teaea Parima
About the Authors, Index to Volume 5

Edited by John M. Foley

Volume 4 (1989)
Numbers 1, 2 and 3

Numbers 1-2 (Arabic Oral Traditions)

Qur'an Recitation: A Tradition of Oral Performance and Transmission
Frederick M. Denny
Oral Traditions of the Prophet Muhammad: A Formulaic Approach
R. Marston Speight
Which Came First: The Zajal or the Muwashshaha? Some Evidence for the Oral Origins of Hispano-Arabic Strophic Poetry
James T. Monroe
From History to Fiction: The Tale Told by the King's Steward in the Thousand and One Nights
Muhsin Mahdi
Sirat Bani Hilal: Introduction and Notes to an Arab Oral Epic Tradition
Dwight F. Reynolds
Epic Splitting: An Arab Folk Gloss on the Meaning of the Hero Pattern
Bridget Connelly and Menry Massie
Arabic Folk Epic and the Western Chanson de Geste
H.T. Norris
"Tonight My Gun is Loaded": Poetic Dueling in Arabia
Saad Abdullah Sowayan
Sung Poetry in the Oral Tradition of the Gulf Region and the Arabian Peninsula
Simon Jargy
The Development of the Lebanese Zajal: Genre, Meter, and Verbal Duel
Adnan Hayar
Palestinian Improvised-Sung Poetry: The Genres of Hida and Qarradi--Performance and Transmission
Dirghm H. Sbait
Bani Halba Classification of Poetic Genres
Teirab AshShareef
Oral Transmission in Arabic Music, Past and Present
George D. Sawa
Book Review

Number 3

Improvisation in Hungarian Ethnic Dancing: An Analog to Oral Verse Composition
Wayne Kraft
"Beowulf Was Not There": Compositional Aspects of Beowulf, Lines 1299b-1301
Michael D. Cherniss
Song, Ritual, and Commemoration in Early Greek Poetry and Tragedy
Charles Segal
Formulaic Diction in Kazakh Epic Poetry
Karl Reichl
Oral Verse-Making in Homer's Odyssey (The Milman Parry Lectures for 1989)
William C. Scott
Book Reviews

Edited by John M. Foley

Volume 3 (1988)
Numbers 1, 2 and 3

Numbers 1-2

Homer and Oral Tradition: The Formula, Part II
Mark W. Edwards
Oral Tradition and Welsh Literature: A Description and Survey
Brynley F. Roberts
A Formulaic Analysis of Samples Taken from the Shhnma of Firdowsi
O.M. Davidson
The Buddhist Tradition of Prosimetric Oral Narrative in Chinese Literature
Victor H. Mair
Oral Text: A South Indiana Instance
Richard M. Swiderski
Oral-Formulaic Research in Old English Studies: II.
Alexandra Hennessey Olsen
Annotated Bibliography (38 pages)
Symposium, Reviews, Meetings, and Professional Notes

Number 3

Before Textuality: Orality and Interpretation
Walter J. Ong
Ninna-nanna-nonsense? Fears, Dreams, and Falling in the Italian Lullaby
Luisa Del Giudice
Text and Music in Romanian Oral Epic
Margaret Hiebert Beissinger
Incipient Literacy: From Involvement to Integration in Tojolabal Maya
Jill Brody
Lord of Singers
Jeff Opland
Oral Life and Literary Death in Medieval Irish Tradition
Joseph Falaky Nagy
Index for Volumes 2 and 3

Edited by John M. Foley

Volume 2 (1987)
Numbers 1 and 2

Number 1

A Festschrift for Walter J. Ong
A Biographical Portrait of Walter Jackson Ong

The Word in Oral Tradition
The Cosmic Myths of Homer and Hesiod
Eric A. Havelock
Characteristics of Orality
Albert B. Lord
The Complexity of Oral Tradition
Bruce A. Rosenberg
Man Muse, and Story: Psychohistorical Patterns in Oral Epic Poetry
John Miles Foley

The Written Oral Word

The Authority of the Word in St. John's Gospel: Charismatic Speech, Narrative Text, Logocentric Meta-physics
Werner H. Kelber
Early Christian Creeds and Controversies in the Light of the Orality-Literacy Hypothesis
Thomas J. Farrell
Orality and Textuality in Medieval Castilian Prose
Dennis P. Seniff

The Oral Word in Print

Peter Ramus, Walter Ong, and the Tradition of Humanistic Learning
Peter Sharratt
The Ramist Style of John Udall: Audience and Pictorial Logic in Puritan Sermon and Controversy
John G. Rechtien
"Voice" and "Address" in Literary Theory
WIlliam J. Kennedy
The Making of the Novel and the Evolution of Consciousness
Ruth El Saffar
Two Functions of Social Discourse: From Lope de Vega to Miguel de Cervantes
Elias L. Rivers
The Harmony of Time in Paradise Lost
Robert Kellogg
Orality and Literacy in Matter and Form: Ben Franklin's "Way to Wealth"
Thomas J. Steele

Orality and Literacy

A Remark on Silence and Listening
Paolo Valesio
Speech Is the Body of the Spirit: The Oral Hermeneutic in the Writings of Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy
Harold M. Stahmer
Rahner on Sprachregelung: Regulation of Language? Of Speech?
Rans Jozef van Beeck
Literacy, Commerce, and Catholicity: Two Contexts of Change and Invention
Randolph F. Lumpp
Coming of Age in the Global Village
James M. Curtis

The Word and the Ongoing Discourse

Orality-Literacy Studies and the Unity of the Human Race
Walter J. Ong, S.J.

Number 2

Hispanic Balladry (Introduction)
Edited by Ruth H. Webber
The Artisan Poetry of the Romancero
Diego Catalan
Survival of the Traditional Romancero: Field Work
Ana Valenciano
Migratory Shepherds and Ballad Diffusion
Antonio Sanchez Romeralo
In Defense of Romancero Geography
Suzanne H. Petersen
Hunting for Rare Romances in the Canary Islands
Maximiano Trapero
Collecting Portuguese Ballads
Manuel da Costa Fontes
The Living Ballad in Brazil: Two Performances
Judith Seeger
The Traditional Romancero in Mexico: Panaroma
Mercedes Daz Roig
The Judeo-Spanish Ballad Tradition
Samuel G. Armistead and Joseph H. Silverman
The Structure and Changing Functions of Ballad Traditions
The Judeo-Spanish Ballad Tradition