Deborah Tannen
 


 

Spoken and Written Language:
Exploring Orality and Literacy

Edited by Deborah Tannen

Ablex, 1982

Spoken vs. written modes constitute one of the basic distinguishing characteristics of texts.  All the issues of applied linguistics—how language affects and is used in everyday interaction, education, and various special settings—will be enlightened by an understanding of  the relationship of spoken to written language, and how language attitudes and conventions associated with orality and literacy influence discourse.

This volume addresses these issues of discourse analysis and embodies two critical features that have characterized work in the area.  It is broadly interdisciplinary, including research in anthropology, psychology, and literature as well as linguistics, which is at the core.  And it is deeply humanistic, looking at language always in context and as a human endeavor.

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