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Beyond Orality and Literacy: Letters and Organizational Communication

Anne-Laure Fayard () and Anca Metiu
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Anne-Laure Fayard: Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Postal: Six MetroTech Center , Brooklyn, NY 11201, UNITED STATES, http://www.poly.edu

No DR 08014, ESSEC Working Papers from ESSEC Research Center, ESSEC Business School

Abstract: We draw on communication theories to study organizational communication from a literacy perspective. We suggest that the current debate over the capability of new media to foster the sharing and development of ideas and allow the expression of emotions, which presupposes face-to-face communication as the ideal form of communication, disappears once we switch the focus from the medium to the modality – written versus oral communication. An analysis of personal and organizational letters illustrates the role played by written communication throughout human history, in exchanging ideas and supporting emotional

Keywords: Orality and Literacy; Online Interactions; Communicative Practices; Letters; Organizational Communication (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Z13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 59 pages
Date: 2008-06
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