Jocelyn Penny Small (1992) Historical Development of Writing and Reading
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Psycoloquy 3(61): Historical Development of Writing and Reading
HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF WRITING AND READING
Jocelyn Penny Small
Commentary on Skoyles on Reading
U.S. Center Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
I given a brief sketch of the early visual display of
"alphabetic" language that I think leads to three conclusions:
First, in alphabetic cultures there has been a slow development
towards an increasing visualization of written language. Second, as
the way language is displayed changes, so does the way it must be
processed. Third, because of the second conclusion, I do not think
the study of reading can be divorced from the way language is
written, which means that if a computer model is to be of
significant help in understanding human processing, it will have to
closely model the input that humans use.
dyslexia, connectionism, development, error correction,
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