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The Written Language Bias in Linguistics

Its Nature, Origins and Transformations

The Written Language Bias in Linguistics by Per Linell
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Linguists routinely emphasise the primacy of speech over writing. Yet, most linguists have analysed spoken language, as well as language in general, applying theories and methods that are best suited for written language. Accordingly, there is an extensive 'written language bias' in traditional and present day linguistics and other language sciences. In this book, this point is argued with rich and convincing evidence from virtually all fields of linguistics.
Taylor and Francis; August 2004
264 pages; ISBN 9781134270521
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Title: The Written Language Bias in Linguistics
Author: Per Linell