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Writing_16 - 10/31/11 1 Study of Language COMD 2050 Chapter...

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Unformatted text preview: 10/31/11 1 Study of Language COMD 2050 Chapter 16: Development of writing Question Which is more permanent the written or spoken word? Written more perm recorded in a physical way and can be passed along Spoken word is gone as soon as the sound wave ends or is it? Once you have said a word you cant take it back. You can always delete, revise, rewrite. 10/31/11 2 Development of Writing Humans must have wanted a more permanent record of what they were thinking and saying. Writing based on some type of alphabet only dates back about 3,000 years ago. Cave drawings were made at least 20,000 years ago. Pictograms Ideograms Logograms Rebus writing Syllabic writing Alphabetic writing Written English Pictograms Pictograms = Picture writing Pictures that represent certain images in a consistent way. A conventional relationship must exist between the symbol and its interpretation. Often used as international symbols 10/31/11 3 Useful Louisiana Pictogram Ideograms Ideogram = Idea writing: move from something visible to something conceptual Pictures that take on a more fixed symbolic form and each form has multiple interpretations (heat, daytime, sun). Each symbol represents a concept. concept....
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