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Literacy In Everyday Life

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Literacy is examined in the wider context of communication. Reading and writing are two important ways of processing and conveying information. Letters were regarded as conversations at a distance, a figure of speech that underscores the interaction between writing and speech. They were not only a means of communication. Like diaries, they helped significantly to preserve memories. The two modes of communication were certainly linked in daily life. Letters, posters, government forms, sermons or poetry in manuscript form all belonged to the culture of writing.

Keywords: Everyday Life; LITERACY



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