Orality and literacy: the technologizing of the word

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Methuen, 1982 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 201 pages
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Notes from final: Ong presents a notable exploration of writing's potentiality in transforming human consciousness. Writing provides the mechanism to note thoughts down that would otherwise have to be ... Read full review

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Reading this book was slow going but it expanded my understanding a great deal with respect to the history and changes in society comparatively when communication is based on speech, writing, print and electronic technology. Read full review

Contents

The 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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