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Description - Literacy in Traditional Societies by Jack Goody

The importance of writing as a means of communication in a society formerly without it, or where writing has been confined to particular groups, is enormous. It objectifies speech, provides language with a material correlative, and in this material form speech can be transmitted over space and preserved over time. In this book the contributors discuss cultures at different levels of sophistication and literacy and examine the importance of writing on the development of these societies. All the articles except the first were specially written for this book and the extensive introduction unites and synthesizes the material.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521290050
ISBN-10: 0521290058
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Dec-1975
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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