Literacy and Orality


Literacy and Orality

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521392174
  • DDC分類 302.2244

Full Description

The debate on the social and psychological implications of literacy enters a new stage with the publication of this volume. 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 royal road to rationality and modernity, the volume provides a more functional view of literacy. It places a new emphasis on the relationship between speaking and writing, and highlights the different ways in which people exploit the particular resources of speech and writing for special purposes such as building community, creating records, specialising genres such as prose fiction, enhancing private study and meditation, and enhancing the specialisation and organisation of knowledge.

Table of Contents

Contributors                                       ix
Preface xi
Introduction 1 (10)
David R. Olson
Nancy Torrance
Part I Oral and literate aspects of culture and
The oral-literature equation: a formula for 11 (17)
the modern mind
Eric Havelock
A plea for research on lay literacy 28 (19)
Ivan illich
Oral metalanguage 47 (19)
Carol Fleischer Feldman
Rational thought in oral culture and literate 66 (24)
J. Peter Denny
Cree literacy in the syllabic script 90 (15)
Jo Anne Bennett
John W. Berry
Literacy: an instrument of oppression 105(6)
D. P. Pattanayak
Part II Oral and literate forms of discourse
Lie it as it plays: Chaucer becomes an author 111(18)
Barry Sanders
The invention of self: autobiography and its 129(20)
Jerome Bruner
Susan Weisser
Literacy and Objectivity: the rise of modern 149(16)
David R. Olson
Thinking through literacies 165(12)
Jeffrey Kittay
Part III Oral and literate aspects of cognition
Literacy: its characterization and 177(21)
R. Narasimhan
The separation of words and the physiology of 198(17)
Paul Saenger
Linguists, literacy, and the intensionality 215(21)
of Marshall McLuchan's Western man
Robert J. Scholes
Brenda J. Willis
A neurological point of view on social alexia 236(15)
Andre Roch Lecours
Maria Alice Parente
Literacy as metalinguistic activity 251(20)
David R. Olson
Author index 271(5)
Subject index 276