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Fri Jun 14 2013

Books: Writing and Society: Coulmas

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>



Date: 12-Jun-2013
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcambridge.org>
Subject: Writing and Society: Coulmas
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Title: Writing and Society Subtitle: An Introduction Series Title: Key Topics in Sociolinguistics Published: 2013 Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/knowledge/isbn/item6898383/Writing%20and%20Society/?site_locale=en_US

Author: Florian Coulmas Hardback: ISBN: 9781107016422 Pages: 192 Price: U.S. $ 90.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9781107602434 Pages: 192 Price: U.S. $ 27.99
Abstract:

How does writing relate to speech? What impact does it have on social organisation and development? How do unwritten languages differ from those that have a written form and tradition? This book is a general account of the place of writing in society. Drawing on contemporary and historical examples, from clay tablets to touchscreen displays, the book explores the functions of writing and written language, analysing its consequences for language, society, economy and politics. It examines the social causes of illiteracy, demonstrating that institutions of central importance to modern society are built upon writing and written texts, and are characterised by specific forms of communication. It explores the social dimensions of spelling and writing reform, as well as of digital literacy, a new mode of expression and communication posing novel challenges to the student of language in society.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics                             Sociolinguistics
Written In: English (eng)

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