The Literate Writes and the Nonliterate Chants: Written Language and Ritual Communication in Sociolinguistic Perspective

@inproceedings{Akinnaso1982TheLW,
  title={The Literate Writes and the Nonliterate Chants: Written Language and Ritual Communication in Sociolinguistic Perspective},
  author={F. N. Akinnaso},
  year={1982}
}
Recent research by discourse analysts and students of literacy has shown a major consequence of literacy to be the dichotomization of language into two relatively distinct varieties: oral and written (see, for example, Goody and Watt, 1963; Greenfield, 1972; Goody, 1977, 1980- Olson, 1977a, 1977b; Ochs, 1979; Tannen, 1979, 1980a).2 For more than half a century, the lexical and structural differences between the two varieties have been the subject of rigorous study by linguists and language… Expand

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