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Physiologie de la lecture et de l'écriture


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  • Date Published: March 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108009140

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  • Physiologie de la Lecture and de L'Ecriture (1905) was Émile Javal's seventh book. Initially trained as an engineer, Javal turned to medicine and to ophthalmology when he saw his sister suffering from defects of vision. He became a renowned ophthalmologist, developing the Javal-Schiøtz ophthalmometer, treating strabismus, and founding the Sorbonne's ophthalmology lab. Tragically, Javal developed glaucoma and was blind by 1900. His work investigates the 'physiology of reading and writing', undertaking historical, theoretical, and practical approaches to his subject. Javal's work first examines the history behind reading and writing; he discusses epigraphy, writing, typography, stenography, musical notation, and 'ecriture en relief', a writing system for the blind, before turning to theoretical considerations and concluding with practical deductions. Physiologie represents Javal's interest in advancing a writing system for the blind by studying how the eye reads; his was one of the first works to do so.

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    • Date Published: March 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108009140
    • length: 320 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • contains: 96 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Notions historiques:
    1. Evolution de l'épigraphie
    2. Evolution de l'écriture
    3. Evolution de la typographie
    4. Evolution de la sténographie
    5. Evolution de l'écriture musicale
    6. Evolution de l'écriture en relief
    Part II. 7. Optique de l'oeil
    8. De l'acuité visuelle indépendamment de l'éclairage
    9. Influence de l'éclairage sur l'acuité visuelle
    10. Les pleins et les déliés en typographie
    11. Acuité tactile
    12. Méchanisme de l'écriture
    14. Rapidité de l'écriture et de la lecture
    Part III. Déductions pratiques:
    15. L'éclairage public et privé
    16. Les livres et la myopie
    17. Typographie compacte
    18 Propagation de l'écriture droite
    19. Enseignement de l'écriture
    20. La lecture enseignée par l'écriture
    21. Planchette à écrire des aveugles
    22. Déchiffrement des mauvaises écritures
    23. Graphologie
    24. Expertises en écritures
    25. Moyen d'accélérer la lecture des aveugles
    Conclusion à l'usage des pédagogues.

  • Author

    Émile Javal

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