Towards a psychology of literacy: on the relations between speech and writing

@article{Olson1996TowardsAP,
  title={Towards a psychology of literacy: on the relations between speech and writing},
  author={David R. Olson},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={1996},
  volume={60},
  pages={83-104}
}
A variety of graphic systems have been developed for preserving and communicating information, among them pictures, charts, graphs, flags, tartans and hallmarks. Writing systems which constitute a species of these graphic systems are distinctive in that they bear a direct relation to speech; in this paper it is argued that writing serves as a model for various properties of speech including sentences, words and for alphabets, phonemes. On this view, the history of writing and the acquisition of… CONTINUE READING

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