Rethinking the Orality-Literacy Paradigm in Musicology

Abstract

This paper poses questions regarding the implications of mainstream orality-literacy research on musicological perspectives and the relevance of musicological research for orality-literacy studies. First, why has musical scholarship been largely ignored in orality-literacy research? Second, what have been the casualties of lost connections with the academic mainstream? Finally, what are the possible unique contributions of musicological research to the overarching questions of the orality-literacy problematic, particularly in the electronic world?

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