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作者 Coulmas, Florian, author
書名 Writing and society : an introduction / Florian Coulmas
出版項 New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013
國際標準書號 9781107016422 (hbk.)
9781107602434 (pbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 民族所圖書館  P211.7 .C69 2013    在架上    30520020782455
 人文社會聯圖  P211.7 .C69 2013    在架上    30610020418216
說明 xi, 180 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
系列 Key topics in sociolinguistics
附註 "How does writing relate to speech? What impact does it have on social organisation and development? How do unwritten languages differ from those that have a written form and tradition? This book is a general account of the place of writing in society. Drawing on contemporary and historical examples, from clay tablets to touchscreen displays, the book explores the functions of writing and written language, analysing its consequences for language, society, economy and politics. It examines the social causes of illiteracy, demonstrating that institutions of central importance to modern society are built upon writing and written texts, and are characterised by specific forms of communication. It explores the social dimensions of spelling and writing reform, as well as of digital literacy, a new mode of expression and communication posing novel challenges to the student of language in society"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 152-170) and index
Machine generated contents note: 1. The tyranny of writing; 2. The past in the present and the seeds of the public sphere; 3. Written and unwritten language; 4. Literacy and inequality; 5. The society of letters; 6. Writing reform; 7. Writing and literacy in the digitalized world
主題 Writing -- Social aspects
Written communication -- Social aspects
Literacy -- Social aspects
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