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The Ugaritic Texts and the Origins of West-Semitic Literary Composition

Dennis Pardee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264928
eISBN:
9780191754104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264928.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The discovery and decryption of Ugaritic cuneiform tablets in the 1920s has given scholars an insight into the development of alphabetic writing and the origins of biblical poetry. This book, based ... More


What’s Good about Writing

Peter Elbow

in Vernacular Eloquence: What Speech Can Bring to Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199782505
eISBN:
9780190252861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199782505.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores some important potentialities of writing that have not been fully developed. More specifically, it shows that writing is spatial and visual, and thus can do things that are hard ... More


Producing Information Writing and Structure

in Holding On to Reality: The Nature of Information at the Turn of the Millennium

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226066257
eISBN:
9780226066226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226066226.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Alphabetic writing depicted that language can be analyzed without remnants into a finite number of definite elements, that is, spoken language into sounds and written language into letters. It ... More


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