Contactless And Further Understanding of The Word Imperious

Literacy is imperious. It tends to grab supreme power by taking itself as normative for human expression and thought…….. To the extent that it makes all of a word appear present at once, writing falsifies. Recalling sounded words is like recalling a bar of music, a melody, a sequence in time. A word is an event, a happening, not a thing, as letters appear to be. So is thought

W.J.Ong The Linguistics of Literacy


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