ABC: The Alphabetization of the Popular Mind
"Our efforts to understand the effect that parchment and seal, ink and pen had on worldview eight hundred years ago led us to the discovery of a paradox: literacy is threatened as much by modern education as by modern communication - and yet, adverse as the side effects of compulsory literacy have been for most of our contemporaries, literacy is still the only bulwark against the dissolution of language into 'information systems'." -- Back cover.
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The authors argue that the relation that has bound speaker to speech and made discourse whole and meaningful disintegrated with the invention of the alphabet, leaving streams of separate words ... 閱讀評論全文
Adams Alcuin alphabet Augustine autobiography became become Beowulf Book of Kells Cambridge Canterbury Tales Charlemagne charters Chaucer Clanchy Classical copy created culture Defoe Defoe's dictation document English epic existence fiction formula Franklin German grammar Greek Grundmann guage guslar Herodotus Hildegard von Bingen historian Homer Huck Huck's idea Iliad illiterate invention Journal language Latin letters linguistic listener literacy literate logograms meaning medieval memory Middle Ages Milman Parry Mittelalter Mnemosyne modern monks Nebrija Newspeak Nithard O'Brian oath Oral Literature oral tradition Orwell Parry's person phonetic plague Plato poem Poetry printed pronunciation pupils reader recollection record reference rhythm Roman scribe script sense silence social song sounds speak speaker speech spelling spoken story Strasbourg Oaths tell Theuth things thirteenth century tongue translation truth Twain twelfth century Uniquack University Press utterance vernacular Waegmundings Wiglaf Winston word writing written