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Writing

  • Raúl Sánchez
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Abstract

This chapter summarizes the challenge posed by pre-Columbian writing systems to the Western concept of alphabetic writing. It compares decolonial and deconstructive perspectives on writing and argues that their areas of convergence provide fertile ground for new theoretical explorations in composition studies.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raúl Sánchez
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  1. 1.Department of EnglishUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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