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The Resource Writing and Society : an Introduction

Writing and Society : an Introduction

Label
Writing and Society : an Introduction
Title
Writing and Society
Title remainder
an Introduction
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Explores the functions of writing and written language, analysing its consequences for language, society, economy and politics
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Coulmas, Florian
Dewey number
302.2244
Index
index present
LC call number
P211.7 .C69 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Key Topics in Sociolinguistics
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  • Writing
  • Written communication
  • Literacy
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Literacy
  • Writing
  • Written communication
  • Schriftsprache
  • Gesprochene Sprache
  • Soziolinguistik
  • Schrijven
  • Sociale aspecten
  • Schrijftaal
  • Alfabetisme
Label
Writing and Society : an Introduction
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Illustrations; Tables; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 The tyranny of writing and the dominance of vernacular speech; Saussure's argument against writing; Bloomfield's argument against writing; Are Saussure's and Bloomfield's arguments still valid?; The social indexicality of linguistic resources; Elaborating the literary dialect; Writing and elaborated code; Definitions; Questions for discussion; 2 The past in the present and the seeds of the public sphere; Writing in the marketplace; Historical depth; Elements of the linguistic landscape; The Codex Hammurabi; The Rosetta Stone
  • The Behistun inscriptionMenetekel; The Taj Mahal; Displacement; Communication with strangers; Questions for discussion; 3 Written and unwritten language; Linguistic resources; Social characteristics of written and unwritten language; Linguistic characteristics of written and unwritten languages; Reduction and expansion; Diglossia; Conclusion; Questions for discussion; 4 Literacy and inequality; Literacy in the public sphere; Social stratification; Race; Gender; Language and ethnicity; Conclusions; Questions for discussion; 5 The society of letters; Written language in institutions
  • Government: letter versus spiritPlain language; Religion: the alpha and the omega; Translation; Schooling: the ABC of writing; Conclusion; Questions for discussion; 6 Writing reform; Writing as a public good; Linguistic aspects of writing reforms; Social aspects of writing reforms; Political aspects of writing reform; Economic aspects of writing reform; Conclusions; Questions for discussion; 7 Writing and literacy in the digitalized world; Language and computer-mediated communication; Quasi-speech; A writing public; From word of mouth to word of mouse; The new economics of writing
  • A transformed public sphereConclusions; Questions for discussion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
828302656
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (194 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107602434
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828302656
Label
Writing and Society : an Introduction
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Illustrations; Tables; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 The tyranny of writing and the dominance of vernacular speech; Saussure's argument against writing; Bloomfield's argument against writing; Are Saussure's and Bloomfield's arguments still valid?; The social indexicality of linguistic resources; Elaborating the literary dialect; Writing and elaborated code; Definitions; Questions for discussion; 2 The past in the present and the seeds of the public sphere; Writing in the marketplace; Historical depth; Elements of the linguistic landscape; The Codex Hammurabi; The Rosetta Stone
  • The Behistun inscriptionMenetekel; The Taj Mahal; Displacement; Communication with strangers; Questions for discussion; 3 Written and unwritten language; Linguistic resources; Social characteristics of written and unwritten language; Linguistic characteristics of written and unwritten languages; Reduction and expansion; Diglossia; Conclusion; Questions for discussion; 4 Literacy and inequality; Literacy in the public sphere; Social stratification; Race; Gender; Language and ethnicity; Conclusions; Questions for discussion; 5 The society of letters; Written language in institutions
  • Government: letter versus spiritPlain language; Religion: the alpha and the omega; Translation; Schooling: the ABC of writing; Conclusion; Questions for discussion; 6 Writing reform; Writing as a public good; Linguistic aspects of writing reforms; Social aspects of writing reforms; Political aspects of writing reform; Economic aspects of writing reform; Conclusions; Questions for discussion; 7 Writing and literacy in the digitalized world; Language and computer-mediated communication; Quasi-speech; A writing public; From word of mouth to word of mouse; The new economics of writing
  • A transformed public sphereConclusions; Questions for discussion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
828302656
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (194 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107602434
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828302656

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