The Theory of Oral Composition: History and Methodology. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Rpt. 1992. (Chinese Version: Trans. by Chogjin, published by the Social Science Documentation Publishing House, 2000. Rpt. 2009.)
A comprehensive history of oral-formulaic theory, beginning with the pre-Parry debates over the Homeric question, through the studies of Parry and Lord, and concluding by discussing the impact these studies have had on diverse and interdisciplinary fields, as well as the contributions to the theory itself from these other fields.