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Department
English
Course
ENG 204
Professor
Alison Muri
Semester
Fall

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English 204 1 October 24th 2011 Ong: Three kinds of literacy 1. “Craft literacy”: an elite. A particular craft where only a small amount of the population can read or write, passed down. 2. “Recitation literacy”: a significant proportion of the population can recognize letters and words. They can recognize and read but they cannot write. 3. “Scriptorial literacy”: a significant proportion of the population can write words. More people can read and write. Literacy during the first millennium AD • relatively low during the first millennium o those in church o wealthy individuals o battling disease/plague o high mortality rate o wars – fighting and dying o Anglo-Saxon (Germanic) mother tongue vs. Norman (French) conquerors • why/how did literacy rise in England? o Important, inclusion, of the church in everyday life o Latin is a “learned” language, theref
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