Written Language Bias in Linguistics by Per Linell
(Routledge Advances in Communication and Linguistic Theory)

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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.
 

About Per Linell

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Per Linell is a sociolinguist and professor in the interdisciplinary graduate school of communication studies at Linkoping University.
 
Published August 2, 2004 by Routledge. 264 pages
Genres: Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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