phonetic literacy and its impact

And this is a link to the Valence Theory wiki of Federman's thesis which examines the linkage between communication systems and social organization.  From the wiki:
In essence, the inspiration for this thesis, and the specific objective of this chapter – namely, reconsidering the nature of organization, and tracing its history through the cultural epochs defined by successive transformations in human communication – is complete in that one, tightly-woven paragraph. Each successive period, from the primary orality of Ancient Greece through to contemporary, multi-way, instantaneous, electronic interchange can be characterized according to the ways in which the prevailing form of human interaction, “altered our relations to one another and to ourselves” (McLuhan, 1964, p. 8). In particular, the unique forms and structures of interpersonal association – organization – are characteristic of the age in question. Those forms and structures shed light on the complex interconnections among the societal institutions that govern, educate, facilitate commerce, and foster artistic reflection on the culture of the day.
Also, a link to Science Magazine page with a scientific paper, How Learning to Read Changes the Cortical Networks for Learning and Language,  on the effects of literacy on the brain.  This page has a downloadable supplement and podcast interview (you can subscribe to the very good podcasts at the site)  The study BTW finds literacy reduces facial recognition in a small but measureable way. Brain scan evidence is striking.

Oh, and speaking of Digitoneurolinguistic hacking ...
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