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Trabalhos em Linguística Aplicada
On-line version ISSN 2175-764X
DALEY, Elizabeth. Expanding the concept of literacy. Trab. linguist. apl. [online]. 2010, vol.49, n.2, pp.481-491. ISSN 2175-764X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-18132010000200010.
This paper presents and discusses four arguments to expand the definition of literacy as follows: (1) the multimedia language of the screen has become the current vernacular; (2) the multimedia language of the screen is capable of constructing complex meanings independent of text; (3) the multimedia language of the screen enables modes of thought, ways of communicating and conducting research, and methods of publication and teaching that are essentially different from those of text; (4) those who are fully literate in the twenty-first century will be those who learn to both read and write the multimedia language of the screen.
Keywords : multimedia; language of screen; literacy.