Alphabet to Email: How Written English Evolved and Where It's Heading

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Preface

1
N.S. Baron 1981.
2
N.S. Baron 1977.

Chapter I Robin Hood’s Retort

1
Coulmas 1989:80-81.
2
Coulmas 1989:62-65.
3
Lester 1997.
4
See Elliott [1959] 1989 on Runic alphabets.
5
Scragg 1974:2.
6
Childe 1941:187.
7
Bloomfield 1933:21.
8
See N.S. Baron 1981.
9
Graham 1987.
10
Asimov[1957] 1991:63.
11
See, for example, Markus 1994.
12
Emphasis added. Kinsley 1996:113.
13
J.L. Locke 1998.
14
Ong 1992.
15
See, for example, Lucy 1992; Gumperz and Levinson 1996.
16
See, for example, Levy-Bruhl 1926:170. For the classical counter to such claims, see Boas 1911.
17
Street 1988.
18
Ong 1992:301-302.
19
Greenfield and Bruner 1966; Greenfield 1972.
20
Scribner and Cole 1981.
21
“non-school literacies practiced among the Vai do not have the same cognitive effects as Western-type schooling” (Scribner and Cole 1981:134).
22
See N.S. Baron 1992.
23
See Diaz and Klinger 1991:173.
24
See Hakuta and Diaz 1985 for a review of the literature.
25
See, for example, Olson 1991:266.
26
Bialystok 1991.
27
See, for example, Torrence and Olson 1987; Olson and Astington 1990.
28
Olson and Astington 1990:705.
29
Gelb [1952] 1963:15.
30
Olson 1994:4.
31
Havelock 1963, 1976, 1991.
32
See Coulmas 1989:164-165.
33
See Goody and Watt 1968 for a

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents ix
  • Figures x
  • Preface xi
  • 1 - Robin Hood’s Retort 1
  • 2 - Legitimating Written English 26
  • 3 - Who Writes, Who Reads, and Why 48
  • 4 - Setting Standards 95
  • 5 - The Rise of English Comp 143
  • 6 - Commas and Canaries 167
  • 7 - What Remington Wrought 197
  • 8 - Language at a Distance 216
  • 9 - Why the Jury’s Still Out on Email 247
  • 10 - Epilogue: Destiny or Choice 260
  • Notes 270
  • Bibliography 285
  • Name Index 305
  • Subject Index 311
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