From oral ceremony to written document: The transitional language of Anglo-Saxon Wills

Brenda Danet, Bryna Bogoch

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-122
Number of pages28
JournalLanguage and Communication
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1992

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’ We acknowledge with gratitude the support of this research by the Israel National Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Fund for Basic Research, and by the lsracl Ford foundation-Educational Trustees. Among those whose comments and encouragement have benefited this work, we would like to thank Barbara Kirshenbfatt-Gimblett. Jeffrey Kittay. Michael M. Sheehan. Tamar Katriel. Shoshana Blum-Kulka, and Esther Cohen. Special thanks to our research-assistant. Eugene Sotirescu. for his help with Old English. This paper is a revised and expanded version of Danet and Bogoch (in press). ’ Whether and in what ways literacy may be reversible are issues for debate. Nowadays. the clcctronic media are contributing to a realignment of interrelations between oratity and literacy once again. They arc transforming comn~unication beliefs and practices in ways we hardly begin to grasp.

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