The World on Paper: The Conceptual and Cognitive Implications of Writing and Reading

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Cambridge University Press, May 26, 1994 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 338 pages
What role has writing played in the development of our modern understanding of language, nature and ourselves? Drawing on recent advances in history, anthropology, linguistics and psychology, the author offers a bold new perspective on how writing and reading have historically and developmentally altered our understanding of language, mind and nature. These understandings, Olson argues, are by-products of living in a "world on paper."

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About the author (1994)

Olson is University Professor and Professor of Applied Cognitive Science at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto.

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