Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Vernacular EloquenceWhat Speech Can Bring to Writing$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Peter Elbow

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199782505

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199782505.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 17 January 2019

Speaking as a Process

Speaking as a Process

What Can It Offer Writing?

Chapter:
(p.59) 3 Speaking as a Process
Source:
Vernacular Eloquence
Author(s):

Peter Elbow

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199782505.003.0003

This chapter focuses on virtues associated with speaking and spoken language, and how such virtues can be exploited. More specifically, it examines the process of speaking and discusses four advantages that might be borrowed or adapted for writing. These advantages are: speaking is easy; the process of speaking is good for blurting and gisting; the process of speaking is good for dialogue; and speaking is self-rewarding and helps children learn to master language. The chapter also discusses the role of the rebus, a children's game, in writing, particularly in Chinese characters and Egyptian and Mayan hieroglyphs.

Keywords:   speaking, spoken language, writing, blurting, gisting, dialogue, rebus, Chinese characters, hieroglyphs

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .