World on Paper by David R. Olson
Look inside with Google Book Preview
World on Paper
By David R. Olson

The World on Paper

The Conceptual and Cognitive Implications of Writing and Reading

By (author) See other recent books by David R. Olson
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $155.00
Your Price: $139.50 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $15.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $6.98 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas



World on Paper by David R. Olson

Book Description

What role has writing played in the development of our modern understanding of language, nature and ourselves? In this historical and developmental account, David Olson offers a new perspective on this process. Reversing the traditional assumption about the relation between speech and writing, he argues that writing provides an important model of the way we think about speech; our consciousness of language is structured by our writing system. In addition, writing provides our dominant models for thinking about nature and the mind, and shows how our understanding of the world - our science - and our understanding of ourselves - our psychology - are by-products of our ways of creating and interpreting written texts. This challenging study draws on recent advances in history, anthropology, linguistics and psychology, and will be of interest to readers across the range of these subjects.

Buy World on Paper book by David R. Olson from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780521575584
ISBN-10: 0521575583
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 340
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Jun-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author David R. Olson

Mind on Paper by David R. Olson Mind on Paper, Hardback (November 2016)

Shows why reading and writing are essential to developing a consciousness of language that, in turn, lies at the core of rationality.

Jerome Bruner by David R. Olson Jerome Bruner, Paperback (October 2014)

Originally published: London: Continuum, 2007.

Technology, Literacy, and the Evolution of Society by David R. Olson Technology, Literacy, and the Evolution of Society, Paperback (December 2012)

Inspired by the seminal work of Jack Goody, a historical anthropologist specializing in the study of social structure and change, this book gathers diverse perspectives of 20 distinguished historians, anthropologists, psychologists, and educators to address the role of technologies in social stability and change in traditional and modern societies.

» View all books by David R. Olson

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about World on Paper book by David R. Olson and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by David R. Olson close
Mind on Paper by David R. Olson
Jerome Bruner by David R. Olson
Literacy, Narrative and Culture by David R. Olson
Technology, Literacy, and the Evolution of Society by David R. Olson
Cambridge Handbook of Literacy by David R. Olson
Cambridge Handbook of Literacy by David R. Olson
Psychological Theory and Educational Reform by David R. Olson
Psychological Theory and Educational Reform by David R. Olson
Literacy, Narrative and Culture by David R. Olson
Developing Theories of Intention by David R. Olson
Modes of Thought by David R. Olson
Modes of Thought by David R. Olson
Literacy and Orality by David R. Olson
Literacy and Orality by David R. Olson
Social Foundations of Language and Thought by David R. Olson
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close