From Orality through Literacy to Transliteracy

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“Transliteracy” is a term increasingly used by new media communicators. offers this definition:

Transliteracy is the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks.

This statement reflects awareness of the rich heritage of human communication via sound, symbol and sign, and a desire to retain the gifts of older forms of communication even as we delight in new ones. ...

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