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The idea of writing : writing across borders

Author: Alexander J de Voogt; Joachim Friedrich Quack
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This exploration of the versatility of writing systems highlights their complexity when used for more than one language. The approaches of authors from different academic traditions provide a varied  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander J de Voogt; Joachim Friedrich Quack
ISBN: 9789004215450 900421545X 9789004217003 9004217002
OCLC Number: 752911894
Description: vi, 254 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Invention and borrowing in the development and dispersal of writing systems / Alex de Voogt --
27-30-22-26 : how many letters needs an alphabet? The case of Semitic / Reinhard G. Lehmann --
Nubian graffiti messages and the history of writing in the Sudanese Nile basin / Alex de Voogt & Hans-Jörg Döhla --
About "short" names of letters / Konstantin Pozdniakov --
Early adaptations of the Korean script to render foreign languages / Sven Osterkamp --
Han'gŭl reform movement in the twentieth century : Roman pressure on Korean writing / Thorsten Traulsen --
The character of the Indian Kharoṣṭhī script and the "Sanskrit revolution" : a writing system between identity and assimilation / Ingo Strauch --
Symmetry and asymmetry, Chinese writing in Japan : the case of Kojiki (712) / Aldo Tollini --
Writing Semitic with cuneiform script : the interaction of Sumerian and Akkadian orthography in the second half of the third millennium BC / Theo J.H. Krispijn --
Old wine in new wineskins? How to write classical Egyptian rituals in more modern writing systems / Joachim Quack.
Responsibility: edited by Alex de Voogt and Joachim Friedrich Quack.

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