Spoken and written language
Oxford University Press, 1989 - Foreign Language Study - 109 pages
This books identifies the important differences between speaking and writing. Halliday leads the reader from the development of speech in infancy, through an account of writing systems, to a comparative treatment of spoken and written language, contrasting the prosodic features and grammatical intricacy of speech with the high lexical density and grammatical metaphor or writing.
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Development of speech
From picture to character
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