ERIC Number: ED085751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Why Talk? A Conversation about Language with Walter J. Ong. The National Humanities Faculty Why Series.
Ong, Walter J.; Altree, Wayne
This document, one of a series on questions regarding humanistic education, contains a transcribed conversation about language between Walter J. Ong, Professor of English and Professor of Humanities in Psychiatry at Saint Louis University, and Wayne Altree of Newton South High School, Newton Center, Massachusetts. This conversation on language concerns the following basic questions: How do words relate to things? To events? To history? To persons? To Thought? What are the educational problems today connected with language? What is the state of language today as compared to its state in the past? (Father Ong is the author of several books discussing primitive oral communication, the effect of print on thought processes in the sixteenth century, and the relationship of word and sound.) (LL)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Communication (Thought Transfer), Concept Formation, Humanities Instruction, Interviews, Language, Language Research, Language Role, Speech Communication, Unwritten Language, Written Language
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Authoring Institution: National Humanities Faculty, Concord, MA.