Literacy and the differential value of knowledge

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In today’s world, “literacy” is strongly associated with competence: the ability to read and write is the pre-condition for the acquisition of all kinds of knowledge and skills. The basic rule of thumb is: “No literacy, no education.”
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationLanguage on the move
PublisherLanguage on the move
Publication statusPublished - 7 Aug 2017

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  • 200401 applied linguistics and educational linguistics
  • 200405 language in culture and society (sociolinguistics)

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