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Author Scribner, Sylvia, 1925-1991,
Title The psychology of literacy / Sylvia Scribner, Michael Cole.
Imprint Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 1981.

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Series ACLS Humanities E-Book (Series)
Subject Language and culture -- Liberia.
Literacy -- Liberia.
Writing.
Psycholinguistics.
Vai language.
Vai (African people) -- Education.
Vai (African people) -- Social conditions.
Alt Name Cole, Michael, 1938-
Description 1 online resource (xii, 335 pages, 4 unnumbered leaves of plates) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-329) and index.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
Summary What are the intrinsic differences between the literate and the illiterate mind? The Vai, a small West African group, developed their own system of writing that flourishes today, althought no body of written literature exists and about half of those literate in Vai have never had formal schooling. Given this situation, Scribner and Cole were able to test mor than 1,000 subjects over a four-year period to measure the mental advantage of literates over nonliterates. "An ambitious and important bookambitious in scope and its continual reevaluation of aims and methods ... and important for putting heretofore unexamined presumptions regarding the gognitive effects of literacy to empirical test."Language and Society.
Contents Frontmatter -- Preface -- Contents -- I: Framing the questions -- II: Social context of literacy -- III: Testing Consequences: Developmental Paradigms -- Testing Consequences: Functional Paradigms -- Appendixes -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Note In English.
Print version record.
ISBN 9780674721142
0674721144 (Trade Paper)
9780674433014
0674433017
0674721152
9780674721159
ISBN/ISSN 10.4159/harvard.9780674433014
OCLC # 562697976
Additional Format Print version: Scribner, Sylvia, 1925- Psychology of literacy. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1981 0674721152 (DLC) 81000607 (OCoLC)7205454