Literacy and orality /

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Imprint:Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Description:xii, 288 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Subject:Written communication -- Congresses.
Literacy -- Congresses.
Oral communication -- Congresses.
Cognition -- Congresses
Oral communication.
Written communication.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Olson, David R., 1935-
Torrance, Nancy
ISBN:0521392179 (hardback)
0521398508 (paperback)
Notes:Papers presented at a conference held June 1987.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Part I. Oral And Literate Aspects Of Culture And Cognition
  • 1. The oral-literature equation a formula for the modern mind Eric Havelock
  • 2. A plea for research on lay literary Ivan Illich
  • 3. Oral metalanguage Carol Fleisher Feldman
  • 4. Rational thought in oral culture and literate decontextualization
  • 5. Cree literacy in the syllabic script
  • 6. Literacy an instrument of Oppression
  • Part II. Oral And Literate Forms Of Discourse
  • 7. Lie it as it plays Chaucer becomes an author Barry Sanders
  • 8. The invention of self autobiography and its forms
  • 9. Literacy and objectivity the rise of modern science
  • 10. Thinking through literacies
  • Part III. Oral And Literate Aspects Of Cognition
  • 11. Literacy its characterization and implications
  • 12. The separation of words and the physiology of reading Paul Saenger
  • 13. Linguists, literacy, and the intersionality of Marshall McLuhan's Western man
  • 14. A neurological point of view on social alexia
  • 15. Literacy as metalinguistic activity
  • Author index
  • Subject index