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Bauman, Richard & Joel Sherzer
  1974 Explorations in the Ethnography of Speaking. London: Cambridge University Press. Explorations in the Ethnography of Speaking. London: Cambridge University Press.
Cohen, P.S.
  1969 Theories of Myth. Man 4: 337-353.
Colby, B.N. and J.L. Peacock
  1973 Narrative. In Handbook of Social and Cultural Anthropology, ed. J.J. Honigmann. Chicago: Rand McNally.
Edwards, Viv, and Thomas J. Sienkewicz
  1990 Oral Cultures Past and Present: Rappin’ and Homer. Massachusetts: Basil Blackwell.
Finnegan, Ruth
  1976 What is Oral Literature Anyway? In Benjamin A. Stolz and Richard S. Shannon (eds.). Oral Literature and the Formula. Ann Arbor: Centre for Coordination of Ancient and Modern Studies, University of Michigan.
Georges, R. A.
  1969 Toward an Understanding of Storytelling Events. Journal of American Folklore 82: 313-28.
Jacobs, Melville
  1959 The Content and Style of an Oral Literature. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Jacobs, M.
  1964 Oral Literature. In Pattern in Cultural Anthropology. Homewood, IL: Dorsey.
Jason, H.
  1969 A Multidimensional Approach to Oral Literature. Current Anthropology 10: 413- 426.
Kellogg, Robert
  1973 Oral Literature. New Literary History 5(1): 55-66.
Murphy, William P.
  1978 Oral Literature. Annual Review of Anthropology 7: 113-36.
Nagler, Michael T.
  1967 Towards a Generative View of the Oral Formula. Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association 98: 269-311.
Nugent, Christopher M.B.
  2010 Manifest in Words, Written on Paper: Producing and Circulating Poetry in Tang Dynasty China. Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series 70. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Philip, Etyang
  2010 Folklore and Oral Literature Defined. Kenyatta University Department of Literature. http://www.kenyatta.academia.edu/EjakaitpapaEtyang/.../Folklore_and_oral_literature.
Sebeok, Thomas A., Ed.
  1955 Myth: A Symposium. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
Tonkin, Elizabeth
  1992 Narrating Our Past: The Social Construction of Oral History. London: Cambridge University Press.
Wallace, Wanda T.
  1994 Memory for Music: Effect of Melody on Recall of Text. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 20 (6): 1471-1485.
Weiner, James F.
  1994 Myth and Metaphor. In Companion Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Tim Ingold, ed. Pp. 591-612. New York and London: Routledge.
Welsh, Andrew
  1978 Roots of Lyric: Primitive Poetry and Modern Poetics. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Winner, Thomas G.
  1958 The Oral Art and Literature of the Kazakhs of Russian Central Asia. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press.

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Belcher, Stephen
  1999 Epic Traditions of Africa. Indianapolis: University of Indiana Press.
Biebuyck, Daniel and Kahombo C. Mateene
  1971 The Mwindo Epic from the Banyanga (Congo Republic). Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.
Biesele, Megan
  2009 Ju|’hoan Folktales: Transcriptions and English Translations: A Literacy Primer by and for Youth and Adults of the Ju|’hoan Community. Victoria, B.C.: Kalahari People’s Fund.
Cancel, Robert
  1988-89 “Three African (Oral) Narrative Versions: Text, Tradition and Performance.” The American Journal of Semiotics VI(1):85-109.
  1989 Allegorical Speculation in an Oral Society: The Tabwa Narrative Tradition. Series in Modern Philology, no. 122. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  1993 “Literature in African Languages: Perspectives on Culture and Identity.” In A History of Twentieth-Century African Literature. Oyekan Owomoyela, ed. Pp. 285-310. London and Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.
  2004 “Festivals: Mutomboko Festival of the Lunda”. In African Folklore: An Encyclopedia. Philip M. Peek and Kwesi Yankah, eds. Pp. 123-25. New York and London: Routledge.
  2012 Storytelling and Telling Stories in Northern Zambia: Theory, Method, Practice and Other Necessary Fictions. Cambridge: Open Book Publishers.
Finnegan, Ruth
  2007 The Oral and Beyond: Doing Things with Words in Africa. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
Gachanja, Muigai Wa
  1987 The Gikuyu Folk Story: Its Structure and Aesthetics, Ph.D. Dissertation. Atlanta: Emory University.
Goody, Jack, and S. W. D. K. Gandah
  2002 The Third Bagre: A Myth Revisited. Durham: Carolina Academic Press.
Mhando, Jacob
  2008 Safeguarding Endangered Oral Traditions in Africa. Report by National Museums of Kenya for UNESCO: Kenya.
Nandwa and Bukenya
  1983 African Oral Literature for Schools. Nairobi: Longman Kenya.
Okpewho, Isidore
  1992 African Oral Literature: Backgrounds, Character, and Continuity. Indianapolis: University of Indiana Press.
Seitel, Peter
  1999 The Powers of Genre: Interpreting Haya Oral Literature. New York: Oxford University Press.
Soriente, Antonia
  2006 Mencalèny & Usung Bayung Marang: A collection of Kenyah Stories in the Òma Lóngh and Lebu’ Kulit Languages. Atma Jaya University Press.

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Appell, G. N.
  1990 Guide to the Varieties of Oral Literature Found in Borneo. Borneo Research Bulletin 22:98-113.
  1996 The Sabah Oral Literature Project: Report for the Period 1986 to 1995. Borneo Research Bulletin 27:140-146.
Geddes, W. R.
  1957 Nine Dayak Nights. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
Masing, James Jemut
  1997 The Coming of the Gods: An Iban Invocatory Chant (Timang Gawai Amat) of the Baleh River Region, Sarawak (Vol. 1&2). Canberra: Australian National University Press.
Morgan, Stephanie
  1992 Outline for a Collector’s Question List for Bornean Oral Literature and Verbal Tradition. Borneo Research Bulletin 24:112-139.
Rubenstein, Carol
  1973 Poems of Indigenous peoples of Sarawak: Some of the Songs and Chants. Sarawak Museum Journal 21, No. 42 (Parts I and II).
Sandin, Benedict
  1977 Gawai Burong: The Chants and Celebrations of the Iban Bird Festival, edited with an introduction by C. A. Sather. Pulau Pinang: Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia for Pusat Pengajian Llmu Sains Kemasyarakatan.
Sather, Clifford
  2001 Seeds of Play, Words of Power. Kuala Lampur: The Tun Jugah Foundation.
  2005 Words, Poetics, and the Disclosure of Meaning in Ibanic Shamanic Rituals. In Suomen Antropologi: Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society 30(2):24-43.
  2006 Iban Augury (Island of Borneo). In Les Messagers divins: aspects esthétiques et symboliques des oiseaux en Asie du Sud-Est (Divine Messengers: Bird Symbolism and Aesthetics in Southeast Asia). Pierre Le Roux and Bernard Sellato, eds. IRASEC.
Sutlive, Vinson H.
  2011 Seeds of Sorrow, Words of Hope: An Ethnographic Study of Iban Death Chants. Kuching: Tun Jugah Foundation.
Sweeney, Amin
  1987 A Full Hearing: Orality and Literacy in the Malay World. Berkeley: University of California Press.

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Barua, Birinchi Kumar
  1964 History of Assamese Literature. Honolulu: East-West Center Press.
Blackburn, Stuart H., with Peter J. Claus, Joyce B. Flueckiger, and Susan B. Wadley, eds.
  1989 Oral Epics of India. Los Angeles: University of California Press.
Dimcock, Edward
  1975 The Literature of India: An Introduction. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Knappert, January
  1995 Pacific Mythology: An Encyclopedia of Myth and Legend. London: Diamond Books.
LeRoy, John
  1985 Kewa Tales. Vancouver: The University of British Columbia Press.
Lim Pui Huen, P., with James H. Morrison, and Kwa Chong Guan, eds.
  1998 Oral History in Southeast Asia: Theory and Method. Singapore: National Archives of Singapore and Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.
Rumsey, A. & D. Niles (ed.)
  2011 Sung Tales from the Highlands of Papua New Guinea: Studies in Form, Meaning and Sociocultural Context. Canberra: ANU EPress.
Sweeney, Amin
  1994 Malay Word Music: A Celebration of Oral Creativity. Kuala Lampur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.
Wickett, Elizabeth
  2012 Seers, Saints and Sinners: The Oral Tradition of Upper Egypt. New York: I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd.
Wickett, Elizabeth
  2012 Firebird Publications in Oral Literature.

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Beyer, Harald
  1979 A History of Norwegian Literature. Einar Haugen, ed. and trans. New York: New York University Press for The American Scandinavian Foundation.
Byock, Jesse L., ed.
  1990 The Sage of the Volsungs: The Norse Epic of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer. Los Angeles: University of California Press.
Davenport, Tony
  2004 Medieval Narrative: An Introduction. New York: Oxford University Press.
Foley, John Miles
  1990 Traditional Oral Epic: The Odyssey, Beowulf, and the Serbo-Croatian Return Song. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Friberg, Eino, trans.
  1988 The Kalevala: Epic of the Finnish People. George C. Schoolfield, ed. Helsinki: Otava Publishing Company.
Ginzburg, Carlo
  1991 Ecstasies: Deciphering the Witches' Sabbath. New York: Pantheon.
Herzfeld, M
  1977 Ritual and Textual Structures: the Advent of Spring in Rural Greece. In Text and Context: The Social Anthropology of Tradition, ed. R.K. Jain, p. 29-50. Philadelphia: Inst. Study Hum. Issues.
Kalinke, Marianne E.
  1990 Bridal-quest Romance in Medieval Iceland. Islandica XLVI. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
Johnston, George, trans.
  1994 Thrand of Gotu: Two Icelandic Sagas. Erin, Ontario: Porcupine Press.
Putter, Ad W.
  1996 An Introduction to the Gawain-poet. London: Longman.
Revel, Nicole
  2000 The Quest for a Wife (La Quête en épouse). Paris: Langues & Mondes/L'Asiatheque and UNESCO.
Watkins, Calvert
  1995 How to Kill a Dragon. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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Cruikshank, Julie
  2000 The Social Life of Stories: Narrative and Knowledge in The Yukon Territory. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.
Darnell, Regna
  1974 Correlates of Cree Narrative Performance. In Richard Bauman and Joel Sherzer (eds.) Explorations in the Ethnography of Speaking. London: Cambridge University Press.
Dauenhauer, Nora Mark, and Richard Dauenhauer, eds
  1987 Haa Shuká, Our Ancestors: Tlingit Oral Narratives. Seattle: University of Washington Press.
de Laguna, Frederica, and Dale DeArmond
  1995 Tales from the Dena: Indian Stories from the Tanana, Koyukuk, and Yukon Rivers. Seattle: University of Washington Press.
Hulan, Renée, and Renate Eigenbrod, eds.
  2008 Aboriginal Oral Tradition: Theory, Practice, Ethics. Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing.
Hymes, Dell
  1977 Discovering Oral Performance and Measured Verse in American Indian Narrative. New Literary History 8: 431-458.
  1981 "In Vain I Tried to Tell You": Essays in Native American Ethnopoetics. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
Mishler, Craig, and William E. Simeone
  2004 Han: People of the River- Hän Hwëch’in. Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press.
Mishler, Craig, ed.
  2001 Neerihiinjik: We Traveled from Place to Place. The Gwich’in Stories of Johnny and Sarah Frank. 2nd Edition.Fairbanks, AK: Alaska Native Language Center.
Nadasdy, Paul
  2003 Hunters and Bureaucrats: Power, Knowledge, and Aboriginal-State Relations in the Southwest Yukon. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.
Preston, Richard J.
  2002 Cree Narrative: Expressing the Personal Meaning of Events. Second Edition. McGill-Queen’s University.
Ruppert, James, and John W. Bernet, eds.
  2001 Our Voices: Native Stories of Alaska and the Yukon. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Tedlock, Denis
  1972 Finding the Center: Narrative Poetry of the Zuni Indians. Trans. Denis Tedlock. New York: The Dial Press.
Tikalsky, Frank, and Catherine A. Euler
  2010 The Sacred Oral Tradition of the Havasupai. University of New Mexico Press.
Treuer, Anton
  2001 Living Our Language: Ojibwe Tales & Oral Histories. Minnesota Historical Society Press.

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Saíz, Próspero
  1996 Chants of Nezahualcoyotl and Obsidian Glyph. Madison: Ghost Pony Press.

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Appell, G. N., and Laura W. R. Appell
  2012 The Sabah Oral Literature Project: Theory and Methods. Sabah Oral Literature Project Publication No. 1. Phillips, ME: Firebird Foundation for Anthropological Research.
Baum, Willa K.
  1977 Transcribing and Editing Oral History. Nashville: American Association for State and Local History.
Bauman, Richard
  1975 Verbal Art as Performance. American Anthropologist 77: 290-311.
  1986 Story, Performance, and Event. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.
Brogan, Terry V. F.
  1996 The Princeton Handbook of Multicultural Poetries. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Dundes, Alan
  1987 Parsing Through Customs: Essays by a Freudian Folklorist. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.
Dundes, Alan, ed.
  1984 Sacred Narrative: Readings in the Theory of Myth. Berkeley: University of California Press. 1988 The Flood Myth. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Elliott, Jane
  2005 Using Narrative in Social Research: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches. Sage Publications.
Finnegan, Ruth
  1992 Oral Traditions and the Verbal Arts: A Guide to Research Practices. ASA Research Methods. London: Routledge Press.
Fussell, Paul
  1979 Poetic Meter and Poetic Form: Revised Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Georges, Robert A.
  1969 Towards an Understanding of Storytelling Events. Journal of American Folklore 82: 313-328.
Gossen, Gary H.
  1972 Chamula Genres of Verbal Behavior in Americo Paredes and Richard Bauman (eds.) Towards New Perspectives in Folklore. Austin: The University of Texas Press: 146-167.



To speak with a heated heart: Chamula canons of style and good performance. In Richard Bauman and Joel Sherzer (eds.) Explorations in the Ethnography of Speaking, 2nd Ed. New York: Cambridge University Press: 389-413.
Gunn, Giles
  1987 The Culture of Criticism and the Criticism of Culture. New York: Oxford University Press.
Hobsbaum, Philip
  1996 Metre, Rhythm and Verse Form. London: Routledge Press.
Hoopes, James
  1979 Oral History: An Introduction for Students. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.
Ives, Edward D.
  1974 The Tape-recorded Interview: A Manual for Field Workers in Folklore and Oral History. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.
Jung, C. G., and C. Kerenyi
  1963 Essays on a Science of Mythology: The Myths of the Divine Child and the Divine Maiden. Translated by R. F. C. Hull. New York: Harper Torchbooks.
Karpeles, Maud, ed.
  1958 The Collecting of Folk Music and Other Ethnomusicological Material: A Manual for Field Workers. London: International Folk Music Council and the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland.
Kovach, Margaret
  2010 Indigenous Methodologies: Characteristics, Conversations, and Contexts. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Leach, Edmund
  1961 Levi-Strauss in the Garden of Eden: An Examination of Some Recent Development in the Analysis of Myth. Transactions of the New York Academy of Science series 2: 23(4): 386-396.
Leach, Edmund, ed.
  1967 The Structural Study of Myth and Totemism. London: Tavistock Publications.
Leach, Edmund
  1969 Genesis as Myth and Other Essays. London: Jonathan Cape.
Leeming, David, and Margaret Leeming
  1994 A Dictionary of Creation Myths. New York: Oxford University Press.
LeRoy, John
  1985 Fabricated World. An Interpretation of Kewa Tales. Vancouver: The University of British Columbia Press.
Levi-Strauss, Claude
  1955 The Structural Study of Myth. In Myth: A Symposium. Thomas A. Sebeok, ed. Philadelphia: American Folklore Society.
  1969 The Raw and the Cooked: Introduction to Science of Mythology: 1. New York: Harper and Row.
  1973 From Honey to Ashes: Introduction to a Science of Mythology: 2. New York: Harper and Row.
  1978 Myth and Meaning. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.
  1984 Anthropology and Myth: Lectures 1951-1982. Oxford: Blackwell.
Lomax, Alan
  1968 Folk Song Style and Culture. Washington: American Association for the Advancement of Science publication no. 88.
  1976 Cantometrics: an approach to the anthropology of music. Audio cassettes and handbook. University of California Extension Media Center.
Lord, Albert Bates
  1938 Homer and Huso II: Narrative Inconsistencies in Homer and Oral Poetry. Transactions of the American Philological Association 69:439-445.
  1951a Composition by Theme in Homer and South Slavic Epos. Transactions of the American Philological Association 82:71-80.
  1951b Yugoslav Epic Poetry. International Folk Music Journal 3:57-61.
  1953 Homer’s Originality: Oral Dictated Texts. Transactions of the American Philological Association 84:124-134.
  1956 The Role of Sound Patterns in Serbo-Croatian Epic. In For Roman Jakobson. Pp. 301-305. The Hague: Mouton.
  1959 The Poetics of Oral Creation. In Comparative Literature: Proceedings of the Second Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association. Werner P. Friedrich, ed. Pg 1-6. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.
  1960 The Singer of Tales. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
  1962 Homeric Echos in Bihac. Zbornik za narodno zivot I obicaje juznih slavena 40:313-320.
  1965 Beowulf and Odysseus. In Franciplegius: Medieval and Linguistic Studies in Honor of Francis Peabody Magoun, Jr. Jess B. Bessinger and Robert P. Creed, eds. New York: New York University Press.
  1967a Homer as an Oral Poet. Harvard Studies in Classic Philology 72:1-46.
  1967b The Influence of a Fixed Text. In To Honor Roman Jakobson: Essays on the Occasion of His Seventieth Birthday (11 October 1966). Pp. 1199-1206l Janua Linguarum, Series Major, No. 32, vol 2. The Hague: Mouton.
  1969 The Theme of the Withdrawn Hero in Serbo-Croatian Oral Epic. Prilozi za knjizevost, jezik, istoriju I folklor 35:18-30.
  1970 Tradition and the Oral Poet: Homer, Huso and Avdo Medjedovic. In Atti del convegno internazionale sul tema: La poesia epica e la sua formazione, edited by Enrico Cerulli et al. Pp. 13-28. Problemi Attuali di Scienza e di Cultura, no 139. Rome: Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei.
  1971 An Example of Homeric Qualities of Reception in Medjedovic’s “Smailagic Meho” In Seta Slavica In Memorium Aloisii Schmuas: Gedenkschrift fur Alois Schmuas. Wolfgang Gesemann, Johannes Holthusen, Erwin Koschmieder, Ilse Kunert, Peter Rehder, and Erwin Wedel, eds. Pp. 458-464. Munich: Rudolf Trofenik.
  1972 The Effect of the Turkish Conquest on Balkan Oral Tradition. In Aspects of the Balkans: Continuity and Change. Henrick Birnbaum and Speros Vryonis, Jr., eds. Pp. 298-318. The Hague: Mouton.
  1975 Perspectives on Recent Works on Oral Literature. In Oral Literature: Seven Essays. Joseph Duggan, ed. Pp. 41-61. Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press.
  1976 The Traditional Song. In Oral Literature and The Formula. Benjamin Stoltz and Richard S. Shannon III, eds. Pp. 1-15. Ann Arbor: Center for the Coordination of Ancient and Modern Studies.
  1981 Memory, Fixity and Genre in Oral Tradition Poetries. In Oral Traditional Literature. John M. Foley, ed. Pp. 451-461. Bloomington, IN: Slavica Publishers.
  1986a The Merging of Two Worlds: Oral and Written Poetry as Carriers of Ancient Values. In Oral Tradition in Literature: Interpretation in Context. John M. Foley, ed. Pp. 19-64. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press.
  1986b Perspectives on Recent Work on the Oral Traditional Formula. Oral Tradition I:467-503.
  1987 The Nature of Oral Poetry. In Comparative Research on Oral Traditions: A Memorial for Milman Parry. John M. Foley, ed. Pp. 313-349. Bloomington, IN: Slavica Publishers.
  1991 Epic Singers and Oral Tradition. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
Mackay, Nancy
  2007 Curating Oral Histories: From Interview to Archive. Left Coast Press, Inc.
Maranda, Pierre, and Elli Kongas Maranda, eds.
  1971 Structural Analysis of Oral Tradition. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
McGoldrick, Monica, and Randy Gerson
  1985 Genograms in Family Assessment. New York: W. W. Norton.
Mitchell, W. J. T., ed.
  1980 On Narrative. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Nathhorst, Bertel
  1969 Formal or Structural Studies of Traditional Tales: The Usefulness of Some Methodological Proposals Advanced by Vladimir Propp, Alan Dundes, Claude Levi-Strauss and Edmund Leach. Acta Universitatis Stockhomiensis (Stockholm Studies in Comparative Religion) 9.
O'Flaherty, Wendy Doniger
  1988 Other Peoples' Myths: The Cave of Echoes. New York: Macmillan.
Parry, Adam
  1971 The Making of Homeric Verse: the Collected Papers of Milman Perry. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
Parry, Milman
  1923 A Comparitive Study of Diction as One of the Elements of Style in Early Greek Epic Poetry. M.A. Thesis, University of California, Berkeley.
  1928a L’Ephithete traditionalle dans Homere: Essai sur un probleme de style homerique. In Les Belles Lettres. Paris: Societe Editrice.
  1928b Les Formulares et la Métrique d’Homère. In Les Belles Lettres. Paris: Société Editrice.
  1929 The Distinctive Character of Enjambemet in Homeric Verse. Transactions of the American Philological Association 60:200-220.
  1930 Studies in the Epic Technique of Oral Verse-Making. I. Homer and Homeric Style. Harvard Studies in Classical Philosophy 41:73-147.
  1932 Studies in the Epic Technique of Oral Verse-Making. II. The Homeric Language as the Language of Oral Poetry. Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 43:1-50.
  1933-35 Cor Huso: Studies of Southslavic Song. Field Notes, Expedition to Yugoslavia. 1936 On Typical Scenes in Homer. Classical Philology 31:57-60.
  1937 About Winged Words. Classical Philology 32:59-63.
Rank, Otto, with Lord Raglan, and Alan Dundes
  1990 In Quest of the Hero. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Rubin, David C.
  1995 Memory in Oral Traditions: The Cognitive Psychology of Epic, Ballads, and Counting-Out Rhymes. New York: Oxford.
Schechner, Richard
  1994 Ritual and Performance in Tim Ingold (ed.) Companion Encyclopedia of Anthropology: Humanity, Culture and Social Life. London: Routledge. 613-647.
Sillitoe, Paul
  1998 The Development of Indigenous Knowledge: A New Applied Anthropology. Current Anthropology 39(2):223-252.
Silverman, Sydel, and Nancy J. Parezo, eds.
  1995 Preserving the Anthropological Record. Second Edition. New York: Wenner-Gren.
Stolz, Benjamin A., and Richard S. Shannon III, eds.
  1976 Oral Literature and the Formula. Ann Arbor: Center for the Coordination of Ancient and Modern Studies.
Strenski, Ivan
  1987 Four Theories of Myth in Twentieth-Century History. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press.
Tedlock, Dennis
  1971 On the Translation of Style in Oral Narrative. Journal of American Folklore 84: 114-133.
  1983 The Spoken Word and the Work of Interpretation. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
Vansina, Jan
  1961 Oral Tradition: A Study in Historical Methodology. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.
  1985 Oral Tradition as History. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.
Winsey, Valentine Rossilli
  1992 Your Self as History: Family History and Its Effects on Your Personality: A Research Guide. New York: Pace University Press.
Wuthnow, Robert, et al.
  1984 Cultural Analysis: The Work of Peter L. Berger, Mary Douglas, Michel Foucault, and Jürgen Habermas. Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

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Goody, Jack
  1977 The Domestication of the Savage Mind. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  1986 The Logic of Writing and the Organization of Society. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  1987 The Interface Between the Written and the Oral. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Ong, Walter
  1982 Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the World. London and New York: Methuen.
Street, Bryan V.
  1994 The Aspects of Literacy. In Companion Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Tim Ingold, ed. Pp. 527-562. London and New York: Routledge.

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Fernandez, J.
  1974 The Mission of Metaphor in Expressive Culture. Current Anthropology 15:119-33.
Fernandez, James W., ed.
  1991 Beyond Metaphor. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
Johnson, Mark
  1987 The Body in the Mind: The Bodily Basis of Meaning, Imagination, and Reason. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Johnson, Mark, ed.
  1981 Philosophical Perspectives on Metaphor. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Lakoff, George
  1987 Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things: What Categories Reveal about the Mind. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Lakoff, George, and Mark Johnson
  1980 Metaphors We Live By. London: University of Chicago Press.
Lakoff, George, and Mark Turner
  1989 More than Cool Reason: A Field Guide to Poetic Metaphor. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Mac Cormac, Earl R.
  1985 A Cognitive Theory of Metaphor. Cambridge: The MIT Press.
Ortony, Andrew, ed.
  1993 Metaphor and Thought, 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Rosaldo, M.Z.
  1972 Metaphors and Folk Classification. Southwest Journal of Anthropology 28: 83-99.
Sapir, J. David, and J. Christopher Crocker
  1977 The Social Use of Metaphor. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
Turner, Mark
  1987 Death is the Mother of Beauty: Mind, Metaphor, Criticism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

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Becker, A.L.
  2000 Beyond Translation: Essays toward a Modern Philology. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
Nida, Eugene A.
  1964 Toward a Science of Translating. Leiden: E. J. Brill.

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