Spoken English and written English
We all learn to talk before we learn to read and write. Chapter 6 describes in more detail how children learn to talk. This chapter discusses the principal differences between speech and writing as media for language. That is, we assume that the same language, English, underlies talking and writing, listening and reading. Language in this sense is abstract, something we know. When we use it, it must be made concrete, and transmitted and received by one or more of the human senses.
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