Orality and literacy: the technologizing of the word

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Methuen, 1982 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 201 pages
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Finally... I had to read it for a class in College, and even though it took more than it should have, I must say it was really interesting. Read full review

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Provocative ideas about how the invention of writing has altered the human experience, structuring thought, giving ideas a sort of permanence that isn't possible if language is restricted to the auditory domain Read full review

Contents

Thc orality of language
5
The modern discovery of primary oral cultures
16
Some psychodynamics of orality
31
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Walter J. Ong, SJ (1912-2003) was professor at St. Louis University and an internationally renowned scholar of rhetorical theory and history. He is the author of numerous books, including "In the Human Grain: Further Explorations of Contemporary Culture" and "Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word.

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