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Early English reading theory origins of current debates by David Bartine

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Published by University of South Carolina Press in Columbia, S.C .
Written in English


  • Reading -- Philosophy -- History.,
  • Reading, Psychology of -- History.,
  • Reading comprehension -- Philosophy -- History.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and indexes.

Statementby David Bartine.
SeriesStudies in rhetoric/communication
LC ClassificationsLB1050.2 .B37 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 155 p. ;
Number of Pages155
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2044017M
ISBN 100872495922
LC Control Number88020910

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