Author Archives: Dartagnan

Technology and Writing

Hey ya’ll, So I went to the Kirschenbaum lecture on Wednesday, and it was pretty cool.  The talk had a lot to do with forensics in computers, how a file can track changes, and how much that would open up … Continue reading

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Per our classroom discussion today: The future of SAE. Is it just a prescription?

In response to the question “Is it good for everyone to speak in Standard American English” I think that this is a very pressing question. In today’s world, there are thousands of spoken languages, and almost as many written ones. … Continue reading

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Does the medium of language impact thought?

In Goody’s article, pg 43, he states “As for personal awareness of this individualization, other factors doubtless contributed, but writing itself (especially in its simpler, more cursive forms) was of great importance. For writing, by objectifying words, and by making … Continue reading

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Literacy

I think that Literacy is the learned ability to not only read and write the basic meaning of a word but to understand the overarching meaning of what is being communicated in context.

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