Peter C.: very interesting questions you raise--to
which I have no answers myself--but I was reminded of
today's oral compositions-in-performance, gospel
singing w/preaching and rap (tho' I think the latter's
gone literate by now in the hands of Eminem, 50 Cent &
others). What do you reckon?
Roger D.: you and Peter are talking about 2 different
oral traditions, it seems. He means the OE tradition
of oral _composition_ during performance, while you
seem to be referencing the later ME court
recitations/readings by Chaucer et al. (A fair
assessment? Do correct me, if not!)
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