Literacy and the politics of writing (Book, 2003) [WorldCat.org]
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Literacy and the politics of writing

Author: Albertine Gaur
Publisher: Bristol : Intellect, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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With the growth of modern information technology, it is time to re-examine the concept and purpose of writing. This text questions the idea that the alphabet stands at the apex of a hierarchy towards  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albertine Gaur
ISBN: 1841508829 9781841508825 1841500119 9781841500119
OCLC Number: 52622092
Notes: Originally published: 2000.
Description: iv, 188 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. What is writing? --
2. Non-linguistic forms of writing --
3. The introduction of language elements --
4. Extinct scripts: the infrastructure of palace and temple --
5. The common origin of some contemporary writing systems --
6. The special place of certain writing systems --
7. The political success of unsuitable writing systems --
8. Script inventors and script inventions --
9. Rewards and problems of decipherment --
10. Calligraphy --
a corporate logo? --
11. What is a book? --
12. Printing, the writing masters and the Internet --
13. What is literacy?
Responsibility: Albertine Gaur.

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