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date: 17 November 2019

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Producing language in writing is importantly different from producing language in speaking. This chapter examines how the altered conditions of production and comprehension require an altered awareness of and attention to certain properties of language ranging from phonological form, to lexical and logical form that remain implicit in speaking. This awareness permits the development of a distinctive register of language and with it a distinctive mode of discourse and a distinctive mode of thought.

Keywords: writing, consciousness of language, prose, modes of thought, cognitive development, literacy

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