Anthropology 2245F/G Lecture Notes - Public History, Tabula Rasa, Comics Code Authority

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Response 2: expand on one point of the video. Literacy: reading and writing, embedded in system of meaning. Inclusivist view (capable of reproducing all parts of speech) / exclusivist view: writing as a continuum or as a leap (different ways of communicating is it a leap from different forms of communicating) Studying the origin of writing, just like spoken word (babylon, mayan (sa), east) Or pointers to a story: yukaghir love letter : culture in siberia ne, carved on bark, cone shaped = people; party game; love torn girl carved this thing but read it out loud to the man anyway. Literacy: all writing systems incorporate by definition in their representation of speech, classification of writing system based on proportion of phonetic/non-phonetic material in the graphemes, 1. Alphabets > consonantal alphabets: no vowels represented, one representation for each sound (46 sounds in english, 26 letters: 2. Syllabaries: graphemes represent syllables, wouldn"t work in english: 3.

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