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Language:: Writing as Video::Editing 

Akinnaso (1991) reflects in his chapter “Literacy and Individual Consciousness” on how gaining literacy (especially coming from an oral culture, as he did in Nigeria), fragments and subdivides one’s thought process. “The nature of schooling, writing, and ‘scientific’ inquiry further socializes us into talking about experience in bits and pieces. The segmentation of experience is …

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Literacy, Context, and the Internet 

Shirley Brice Heath’s groundbreaking work Ways with Words (1983), which detailed ten years of ethnographic research of two communities in the Carolinas, offered deeper perspectives on language and literacy. Heath examined the oral and written communication norms in these communities, demonstrating that literacy is not a neutral skill. Regarding Trackton (a poor, African-American community) and …

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