Space Between Words

Space Between Words

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Silent reading is now universally accepted as normal; indeed reading aloud to oneself may be interpreted as showing a lack of ability or understanding. Yet reading aloud was usual, indeed unavoidable, throughout antiquity and most of the middle ages. Saenger investigates the origins of the gradual separation of words within a continuous written text and the consequent development of silent reading. He then explores the spread of these practices throughout western Europe, and the eventual domination of silent reading in the late medieval period. A detailed work with substantial notes and appendices for reference.Resume Notes and Schematic Diagrams Marginalia of another type provided brief graphic resumes of portions of text to aid the ... useful for the learning process.129 The presence of schematic diagrams in difficult texts implied a new use by the reader of the right hemisphere. ... and Caroline manuscripts provides historical documentation of the linkage in the mind of medieval readers between wordanbsp;...

Title:Space Between Words
Author:Paul Saenger
Publisher:Stanford University Press - 2000-01-01


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