orality
noun see oral I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • orality — noun 1》 the quality of being verbally communicated. 2》 Psychoanalysis the focusing of sexual energy and feeling on the mouth …   English new terms dictionary

  • orality — oral·i·ty …   English syllables

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  • Secondary orality — Walter J. Ong presented the dichotomy between oral and literate cultures in his book Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word , published in 1982. In this book, he coined the phrase ‘secondary orality’, describing it as “essentially a …   Wikipedia

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