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Phonics - the lever of civilisation.
June 25, 2019
The evolution of oppositional thumbs and an erect stature have been fundamental developments in mankind, but when the ancients suggested that “speech is the difference of man” they were highlighting the one dominant factor that separates homo sapiens from the rest of the animal kingdom; the quantum leap performed by humankind that truly divorces man from beast: language (McLuhan and Logan, 1977).
By enabling the encoding, recording, storing, decoding and sharing of information and ideas; by promoting atomisation, analysis and objectivity, the phonetic alphabet has been the single most influential innovation in the development of modern civilisation and its resonance continues to reverberate into the digital age (Cherry, 1982). It is the lever of civilisation and the ‘mother of invention’ (McLuhan and Logan, 1977, p373).
Foniks iz krazie? Phonics is power.