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How writing works : from the invention of the alphabet to the rise of social media

Author: Dominic Wyse
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the invention of the alphabet to the explosion of the internet, Dominic Wyse takes us on a unique journey into the process of writing. Starting with seven extraordinary examples that serve as a backdrop to the themes explored, it pays particular attention to key developments in the history of language, including Aristotle's grammar through socio-cultural multimodality, to pragmatist philosophy of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dominic Wyse
ISBN: 9781107184688 1107184681 9781316636060 1316636062
OCLC Number: 1010542688
Description: x, 240 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Thinking about writing and language --
A history of writing --
Writing guidance --
Expert writers --
Creativity and writing --
Novice writers and education --
The process of writing.
Responsibility: Dominic Wyse (University College London).

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As a subject of research, writing has been relatively neglected in favour of verbal language and reading. This book is a new analysis of the process of writing. It explains how the world's greatest  Read more...

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