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Writing systems : an introduction to their linguistic analysis

Author: Florian Coulmas
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Series: Cambridge textbooks in linguistics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This richly illustrated textbook introduces the major writing systems of the world - from cuneiform to English spelling - explaining their structural makeup and how they work. It also includes a review of the history of writing and a discussion of the literate mind and the literate society.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Einführung
Introduction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Coulmas, Florian.
Writing systems.
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2003268845
(OCoLC)50583059
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Florian Coulmas
ISBN: 0511077777 9780511077777 9781139164597 1139164597 9780511076206 0511076207
OCLC Number: 57419694
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 270 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. What is writing? --
2. The basic options: meaning and sound --
3. Signs of words --
4. Signs of syllables --
5. Signs of segments --
6. Consonants and vowels --
7. Vowel incorporation --
8. Analysis and interpretation --
9. Mixed systems --
10. History of writing --
11. Psycholinguistics of writing --
12. Sociolinguistics of writing --
App. Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article 1.
Series Title: Cambridge textbooks in linguistics.
Responsibility: Florian Coulmas.
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