Language and Literacy: what writing does to Language and Mind

  title={Language and Literacy: what writing does to Language and Mind},
  author={David R. Olson},
  journal={Annual Review of Applied Linguistics},
  pages={3 - 13}
  • D. Olson
  • Published 1 March 1996
  • Education
  • Annual Review of Applied Linguistics
With the ascendance of new information technologies, the significance of writing has, it seems, slipped from view, in spite of the fact that the conceptual and cognitive implications of the newer technologies is a matter of enthusiastic speculation rather that serious research. On the other hand, it is now reasonably well established that the invention of the first “information” technology, namely writing, has had a profound effect on the ways in which we think about language, the mind, and the… 
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