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Literacy and Orality : Geography; 17 - David R. Olson

Literacy and Orality

Geography; 17

By: David R. Olson (Editor), Nancy Torrance (Editor)

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Published: 25th November 1991
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In this study of the social and psychological implications of literacy, sixteen distinguished scholars provide a sustained and detailed examination of the relations between orality and literacy, the traditions based on them, the functions served by them, and the psychological and linguistic processes recruited and enhanced by them. By shedding the romantic view that literacy is the road to rationality and modernity, the volume provides a more functional view of literacy. The articles place new emphasis on the relationship between speaking and writing and highlight the different ways in which people exploit the particular resources of speech and writing for special purposes, such as building communities, creating records, and specializing genres, such as prose fiction, enhancing private study and meditation, and enhancing the specialization and organization of knowledge.

Preface
Introduction
Oral And Literate Aspects Of Culture And Cognition
The oral-literature equation a formula for the modern mind Eric Havelock
A plea for research on lay literary Ivan Illich
Oral metalanguage Carol Fleisher Feldman
Rational thought in oral culture and literate decontextualization
Cree literacy in the syllabic script
Literacy an instrument of Oppression
Oral And Literate Forms Of Discourse
Lie it as it plays Chaucer becomes an author Barry Sanders
The invention of self autobiography and its forms
Literacy and objectivity the rise of modern science
Thinking through literacies
Oral And Literate Aspects Of Cognition
Literacy its characterization and implications
The separation of words and the physiology of reading Paul Saenger
Linguists, literacy, and the intersionality of Marshall McLuhan's Western man
A neurological point of view on social alexia
Literacy as metalinguistic activity
Author index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780521398503
ISBN-10: 0521398509
Series: Geography; 17
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 25th November 1991
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.45