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Framing the written sign
Uppsala universitet.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6826-3358
1997 (English)In: Digital Creativity, ISSN 1462-6268, Vol. 8, no 2, 67-73 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper concerns certain aspects of writing in the computer era, aspects that are relevant to linguists but should also be of interest to people working with computer graphis and the human-computer interface. Technology changes patterns of communication by introducing new means of communication, but it also changes our *notion* of human communication. This can be noted from the history of writing: different writings systems seem to have inspired different conceptions of human language. Here, notions of what constitutes writing and written signs will be focussed on. The paper discusses how the material properties of writing affect the pattern of communication particularly at the 'low' level where signs are recognised and processed. Special attention is given to colour and animation in texts: the possibilities provided by a computerised writing surface are contrasted with a recently proposed theory of writing where spatiality (but not visuality) and stability are seen as the primary physical factors on which writing of any sort is founded

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Taylor & Francis Group, 1997. Vol. 8, no 2, 67-73 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-19451DOI: 10.1080/09579139708567077OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-19451DiVA: diva2:593099
Available from: 2013-01-21 Created: 2013-01-21 Last updated: 2015-12-11Bibliographically approved

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