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Author Jahandarie, Khosrow.

Title Spoken and written discourse : a multi-disciplinary perspective / by Khosrow Jahandarie.

Published Stamford, Conn. : Ablex Pub., [1999]
©1999

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 UniM Bail  302.224 JAHA    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 446 pages; 23 cm.
Series Contemporary studies in international political communication.
Contemporary studies in international political communication.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-418) and indexes.
Contents 1. Oral Theory 5 -- Milman Parry -- Albert Lord -- Oral Theory -- 2. Eric Havelock: The Alphabet's Dominion 11 -- Greek "Invention" of the Alphabet -- A Democratic Script -- Writing and Memory -- Alphabet's Representational Ability -- Alphabet's Liberating Power -- Literacy, Prose, and Didacticism -- Alphabet and Abstraction -- Disagreements with Parry and Lord -- 3. Harold Innis: Writing, Space and Time 29 -- Central Concepts -- History of Communication and the History of Civilization -- Comparison and Evaluation -- 4. Marshall McLuhan: Print as the Fall 47 -- Influences -- Media as Extensions of Senses -- Phonetic vs. Non-Phonetic Scripts -- Print Culture vs. Manuscript Culture -- Psychological Consequences of Print -- Dawn of A New Orality -- Appraisal and Comparison -- 5. Walter Ong: Writing and Human Consciousness 69 -- Primacy of the Oral -- Attributes of Oral Mentality -- Tenacity of Oral Culture -- Literate Mindset -- Impact of Print -- Electronic Media and "Secondary Orality" -- Comparisons -- Ambiguity and Ambivalence -- 6. Jack Goody: Writing, Culture, and Cognition 93 -- Rejection of Old Cultural Dichotomies -- Goody and Linguistic Relativity -- Over-Emphasis on the Uniqueness of the Greek Alphabet -- Other Writing Systems -- Literacy and Scientific Thought -- Tables, Lists, and New Category Sets -- Writing, Formalization, and Logic -- Writing, Law, and Bureaucracy -- Literacy and Religion -- Writing, Individualism, and Alienation -- Restricted Literacy -- Comparisons -- 7. David Olson: Development of the Literate Mind 113 -- Utterance vs. Text -- Locus of Meaning in Writing and Speech -- Historical Consequences of Literacy -- Literacy and Cognitive Development -- Literacy and Metalanguage -- Changes in Olson's Positions -- Relationships -- Olson's Critics -- 8. Structural Differences between Speech and Writing: The Linguistic Evidence 131 -- Prosodic vs. Punctuated -- Evanescent vs. Permanent -- Contextualized vs. Autonomous -- Involved vs. Detached -- Redundant vs. Concise -- Natural vs. Taught -- Other-Paced vs. Self-Paced -- Transparent vs. Dense -- Fuzzy vs. Precise -- Statistical Reductionism -- 9. Processing Differences between Speech and Writing: The Psychological Evidence 151 -- Comprehension of Speech and Writing -- Retention Differences Between Speech and Writing -- Modality Differences in Comprehension and Retention of Connected Discourse -- 10. Writing in Time: The Historical Evidence 199 -- Archaic Greece and Alphabet's Arrival -- Classical Period -- Case of Plato -- Hellenistic and Roman Periods -- Judaism and Christianity -- Early Middle Ages -- Late Middle Ages -- Printing and After -- 11. Cognitive Consequences of Speech and Writing in Cultural Psychology 263 -- Vygotsky and Luria -- Greenfield -- Scribner and Cole -- Berry and Bennett -- 12. Anthropological Dissent 279 -- Finnegan -- Street -- Akinnaso -- Bloch -- Lewis -- Besnier -- Weighing the Anthropological Evidence.
Summary This volume presents a systematic, reasonably exhaustive, and critical view of the existing scientific literature on the differences between speech and writing and, particularly, the cognitive and cultural implications of these differences. It is unique in its multidisciplinary scope and analytical depth as it brings together, for the first time, this multiplicity of theory and evidence from varied disciplines.
Subject Written communication.
Writing -- History.
Speech.
ISBN 1567504264
1567504272 (paperback)