The Written Language Bias in Linguistics: Its Nature, Origins and Transformations

1st Edition

Per Linell

Routledge
Published November 29, 2011
Reference - 266 Pages
ISBN 9780415511445 - CAT# Y134368
Series: Routledge Advances in Communication and Linguistic Theory

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Summary

Linguists routinely emphasise the primacy of speech over writing. Yet, most linguists have analysed spoken language, as well as language in general, applying theories and methods that are best suited for written language. Accordingly, there is an extensive 'written language bias' in traditional and present day linguistics and other language sciences. In this book, this point is argued with rich and convincing evidence from virtually all fields of linguistics.

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