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"Amis orateurs", pour apprendre à improviser

Abstract : "Fellow Orators", on Learning how to Imrpovise Is it possible to learn how to improvise; that is, how to anticipate situations where one may be forced to act on the spot? In asking this question we refer to the experience of young men in the exercice of "Fellow Orators", a series of training activities conceived for young Africans learning the art of public speech: speechiflying, reading aloud, prepared or unprepared speeches. When a speaker seeks training in, for example, how to give an ad lib speech at a moment's notice, one based on previously available discursive material, is such a speaker still improvising? Basing our observations on the training activities used in several African cultures, and considering the various locations, circumstance and the actors involved, we answer this question with a clear yes.
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Pierre Diarra. "Amis orateurs", pour apprendre à improviser. Marie-Dominique Popelard. Improviser une action dialogique, Presses universitaires de Rennes, pp.29-41, 2014, 978-2-7535-3346-2. ⟨halshs-02616177⟩



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