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In Signs of Writing, Roy Harris re-examines basic questions about writing that have long been obscured by the traditional assumption that writing is merely a visual substitute for speech. By treating writing as an independent mode of communication, based on the use of spatial relations to connect events separated in time, the author shows how musical, mathematical and other forms of writing obey the same principles as verbal writing. These principles, he argues, apply to texts of all kinds: a sonnet, a symphonic score, a ...

Signs of Writing 2014, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9780415756327

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Signs of Writing 1996, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415100885