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No spaces between words? Reading aloud?

Paul Saenger

Did you know that reading aloud was once more common that reading silently? And it was more common than not to see NO spaces between words in written text?

In the final In a Manner of Speaking episode of 2023, Paul dives into this topic with Paul Saenger, curator of rare books, emeritus, at Chicago’s Newbury Library and author of Space Between Words: The Origins of Silent Reading.

Go here to listen to the podcast episode, or find it on your favorite podcast channel of index.