The Consequences of Literacy in Pragmatic and Theoretical Perspectives

@article{Akinnaso1981TheCO,
  title={The Consequences of Literacy in Pragmatic and Theoretical Perspectives},
  author={F. N. Akinnaso},
  journal={Anthropology \& Education Quarterly},
  year={1981},
  volume={12},
  pages={163-200}
}
  • F. N. Akinnaso
  • Published 1981
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology & Education Quarterly
education, this paper examines critically the effects of literacy on cultural traditions, linguistic behavior, socio-economic organization, cognitive processes, and child development. Attention is given to the question of whether literacy causes new cognitive capabilities or only promotes the deployment of preexisting ones. The paper also considers the implications for anthropological, psychological, and linguistic theories of the increased attention given to the study of literacy and its… Expand

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