Literacy and Language Analysis

Description

This volume investigates the interconnections between language and literacy in terms of the structures of language as well as the linguistic contexts of literacy. The work for this book was generated in order to focus on studies of the acquisition and impact of literacy on traditional assertions of linguistic analysts. The contributors show that claims regarding descriptions of the linguistic competence of native speakers contain phonemic, morphemic, and sentential constructs applicable only to literate language users. They also suggest that syntactic formalities -- elements lacking extensional reference -- are unlikely in the absence of literacy, and that the notions of "sentencehood" and syntactic well-formedness are functions of literacy. Finally, the book reviews the basic notions of literary relativity and the role of literacy in communication and civilization.

Details

Author(s)
Robert J. Scholes
Format
Hardback | 226 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 19.81mm | 544g
Publication date
12 Jun 1993
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Inc
Imprint
Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
New
ISBN10
0805809201
ISBN13
9780805809206