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Writing Systems

A Linguistic Approach

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Writing Systems by Henry Rogers
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Accessibly written, Writing Systems: A Linguistic Approach provides detailed coverage of all major writing systems of historical or structural significance with thorough discussion of structure, history, and social context as well as important theoretical issues. Discusses systems as diverse as Chinese, Greek, and Maya. * Presents each system in light of four major aspects of writing: history and development, internal structure, the relationship of writing and language, and sociolinguistic aspects. * Includes glossary of technical terms, extensive illustrations, exercises and further reading suggestions to aid in teaching from the book.

Author Biography

Henry Rogers is Professor in the Departments of Linguistics and Anthropology at the University of Toronto. He is author of Sounds of Language: An Introduction to Phonetics (2000) and Theoretical and Practical Phonetics (1990), and has published widely on both phonetics and writing systems.
Release date NZ
June 11th, 2004
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Pages
344
Dimensions
193x270x25
ISBN-13
9780631234630
Product ID
3080769

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