Beers (1996) observed that aliterates far outnumber illiterates and encounter similar problems or difficulties.
The probability of aliterates watching television, DVDs/ CD films, playing computer games and other activities apart from the ones listed here is very high.
Nigeria as a society is composed of the partially-literate, aliterate, and literate avid readers.
Efferent reader vs Aesthetic reader: Researchers refer to active readers as having aesthetic to reading whereas reluctant or aliterate readers have efferent response to reading.
Incorporating more non-fiction books (not textbooks) into the curriculum could encourage more recreational reading for aliterate students.
If we're becoming aliterate
, we're doing so in a most unusual manner.
A democracy of illiterates, or aliterates
, is hardly a democracy at all.
Its market research kept coming upon the infamous aliterate
American, twentysomething men and women who could read but didn't.
Implicit in universities' promotion of online, digitized curriculum designed for, and increasingly by, aliterates, the demotion of dictionaries and Gutenberg technology proceeds apace.
Thus, to sum up what arcing into the teaching of lexicology and lexicography among the aliterates feels like in the new millennium, I appeal to the words of the great Hoosier philosopher, the late Kurt Vonnegut Jr., "So it goes...."
The technical label for such behavior consists of the word aliterate, which Microsoft Word unfortunately autocorrects to alliterate.
Reflexively most people tend to hear the lexical item illiterate with an [I], rather than aliterate with an [e].
An aliterate person, by contrast, is one who is capable of reading and writing but who has little interest in doing so, whether out of indifference to learning in general or from a preference for seeking information and entertainment by other means.
And yet, even for some manuscripts that appropriately deal with consumer issues, reviewers' notes to the editor implicitly wonder if the author is aliterate. Relevant literature is often listed but not integrated, then apparently ignored in planning the research or interpreting its meaning.
Hell's Bibliophiles: The Fifth Way of Looking at an Aliterate. Change, 34 (January/February): 51-56.