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Writing systems : a linguistic introduction

Author: Geoffrey Sampson
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1985.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Sampson
ISBN: 0804712549 9780804712545 0804717567 9780804717564 009156980X 9780091569808
OCLC Number: 12745931
Description: 234 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Theoretical preliminaries --
The earliest writing --
A syllabic system: linear B --
Consonantal writing --
The Graeco-Roman alphabet --
A featural system: Korean Han'gul --
A logographic system: Chinese writing --
A mixed system: Japanese writing --
English spelling.
Responsibility: Geoffrey Sampson.

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