Street and Besnier3

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Language and Culture Street and Besnier
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Street and Besnier A quite detailed and widely ranging article on the nature of literacy: Goals? To complicate our picture of literacy, to show just how complex the situation might actually be.
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1. Literacy as a technology Focus on a sort of evolutionary development: (Pictographic) → logographic → syllabic → alphabetic (iconicity → conventional symbol) Street and Besnier say things are more complex. ..
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2. Literacy and thought Concrete vs abstract thinking Particular vs generalized knowledge Street and Besnier say things are more complex. ..
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Literacy in society Literacy is used in different ways by different people and groups in any society. We're also probably better off thinking of “literacy” in the plural: “literacies”. Two examples: Vai and Appalachia
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The Vai of Liberia Three manners of writing: 1. local syllabary used for economic transactions 2. Koranic literacy: Arabic and focus on Islamic scriptures 3. English alphabet: associated with schooling
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