CHAPTER TWO: The Foundations of Literacy and Its Consequences

Blake, Brett Elizabeth; Blake, Robert W.
April 2005
Literacy Primer;2005, p31
Book Chapter
Chapter 2 of the book "Literacy Primer" is presented. It discusses the foundations of literacy and the nature of reading and writing used by people. Particular focus is given to the difference of speech from reading or writing, as well as process of making speech. Literacy spread through communication between people who possessed written languages and those who did not. Writing systems can be categorized into logographic scripts, syllabic scripts and alphabetic scripts. The entry also looks at the invention of the printing press.


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