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Rethinking writing, Roy Harris

Label
Rethinking writing
Title
Rethinking writing
Statement of responsibility
Roy Harris
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The traditional Western view of writing, from Aristotle down to the present day, has treated the written word as a visual substitute for the spoken word. The eminent Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure (1857-1913) was the first to provide this traditional assumption with a reasoned basis by incorporating it into a more general theory of signs. In the wake of Saussure's work, modern linguistics has ignored or marginalized writing in favour of the study of speech." "As in all literate societies, however, speech in turn is interpreted by reference to the culturally dominant writing system writing system. This puts in place a system of educational values which ensures that the more literate members of society maintain superiority over the less literate, and at the same time establishes a hierarchy among literate societies which favours the local product (alphabetic scripts in the Western Case)." "Roy Harris shows that the theory of writing adopted in modern linguistics is deeply flawed. Reversing the orthodox priorities, the author argues that writing is a far more powerful mode of linguistic communication than speech ever could be. His book is a major contribution to current debates about human communication written and spoken."--Jacket
  • "The traditional Western view of writing, from Aristotle down to the present day, has treated the written word as a visual substitute for the spoken word. The eminent Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure (1857-1913) was the first to provide this traditional assumption with a reasoned basis by incorporating it into a more general theory of signs. In the wake of Saussure's work, modern linguistics has ignored or marginalized writing in favour of the study of speech." "As in all literate societies, however, speech in turn is interpreted by reference to the culturally dominant writing system writing system. This puts in place a system of educational values which ensures that the more literate members of society maintain superiority over the less literate, and at the same time establishes a hierarchy among literate societies which favours the local product (alphabetic scripts in the Western Case)." "Roy Harris shows that the theory of writing adopted in modern linguistics is deeply flawed. Reversing the orthodox priorities, the author argues that writing is a far more powerful mode of linguistic communication than speech ever could be. His book is a major contribution to current debates about human communication written and spoken."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harris, Roy
Dewey number
302.2/244
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P211
LC item number
.H3515 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Written communication
  • Literacy
  • Semiotics
Label
Rethinking writing, Roy Harris
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Beyond the Linguistic Pale
  • Foreword: Writing and Civilization
  • Aristotle's Abecedary
  • Structuralism in the Scriptorium
  • Writing off the Page
  • Notes on Notation
  • Alphabetical Disorder
  • Ideographic Hallucinations
  • On the Dotted Line
Control code
43657155
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 254 pages
Isbn
9780253337764
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00035030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Rethinking writing, Roy Harris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Beyond the Linguistic Pale
  • Foreword: Writing and Civilization
  • Aristotle's Abecedary
  • Structuralism in the Scriptorium
  • Writing off the Page
  • Notes on Notation
  • Alphabetical Disorder
  • Ideographic Hallucinations
  • On the Dotted Line
Control code
43657155
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 254 pages
Isbn
9780253337764
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00035030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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