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Space Between Words: The Origins of Silent Reading
by Paul Saenger
Reading, like any human activity, has a history. Modern reading is a silent and solitary activity. Ancient reading was usually oral, either aloud, in groups, or individually, in a muffled voice. The text format in which thought has been presented to readers has undergone many changes in order to reach the form that the modern Western reader now views as immutable and nearl...more
Paperback, 504 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Stanford University Press
(first published December 1st 1997)
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