World on Paper The Conceptual and Cognitive Implications of Writing and Reading

ISBN-10: 0521575583
ISBN-13: 9780521575584
Edition: 1996
Authors: David R. Olson
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Description: Olson offers a new perspective on the role writing has played in the development of our modern understanding of language, nature and ourselves, arguing that our consciousness of language is structured by our writing system.

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Book details

Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/20/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 340
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Olson offers a new perspective on the role writing has played in the development of our modern understanding of language, nature and ourselves, arguing that our consciousness of language is structured by our writing system.

Demythologising literacy
Theories of literacy and mind from Levy-Bruhl to Scribner and Cole
Literacy and the conceptual revolutions of Classical Greece and Renaissance Europe
What writing represents
What writing doesn't represent
The problem of interpretation
A history of reading
Reading the Book of Nature
A history of written discourse
Representing the world in maps, diagrams, formulas, pictures and texts
Representing the mind
The making of the literate mind

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