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The Blackwell encyclopedia of writing systems

Author: Florian Coulmas
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Blackwell, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is an encyclopedia of writing systems, scripts, and orthographies of all the world's major languages, past and present. It provides both a fully illustrated description of over 400 writing systems and an account of the study of writing in many different disciplines, from anthropology to psychology. Entries in this encyclopedia describe how writing systems evolved, how they work, and how they differ from each
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Florian Coulmas
ISBN: 0631194460 9780631194460 063121481X 9780631214816
OCLC Number: 221478032
Description: xxviii, 603 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface.Acknowledgements.List of Abbreviations and Notional Conventions.Encyclopedic entries A-Z.Bibliography.
Other Titles: Encyclopedia of writing systems
Responsibility: Florian Coulmas.

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