ERIC Number: EJ528194
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Towards a Psychology of Literacy: on the Relations Between Speech and Writing.
Olson, D. R.
Cognition, v60 n1 p83-104 Jul 1996
Claims that writing systems that constitute a species of graphic systems, such as pictures and charts, are distinctive in that they bear a direct relation to speech. Argues that writing serves as a model for various properties of speech including sentences, words, and phonemes. Concludes that literacy contributes to conceptual structure of language rather than merely reporting it. (MOK)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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