In this paper it is argued that the theories of writing introduced during the last fifty years are based on “ideological” definitions and typologies of writing systems. Indeed, both linguists and more recently neuroscientists showed a theoretical bias for Latin alphabet, almost completely disregarding technical and social constraints in the use of writing (thus the cultural significance of writing practices). However, adopting an anthropologically informed approach, four general semiotic thesis are articulated which are intended as the basis for any viable assessment of textual products in visual and graphic domains, going beyond any formal and abstract approach to the study of writing.

Quattro tesi per la scrittura. Dai pregiudizi della linguistica a quelli delle neuroscienze

PERRI, Antonio
2016

Abstract

In this paper it is argued that the theories of writing introduced during the last fifty years are based on “ideological” definitions and typologies of writing systems. Indeed, both linguists and more recently neuroscientists showed a theoretical bias for Latin alphabet, almost completely disregarding technical and social constraints in the use of writing (thus the cultural significance of writing practices). However, adopting an anthropologically informed approach, four general semiotic thesis are articulated which are intended as the basis for any viable assessment of textual products in visual and graphic domains, going beyond any formal and abstract approach to the study of writing.
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