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Asia's orthographic dilemma

Author: Wm C Hannas
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work examines the use of Chinese characters in East Asia. It tackles the issue from many different perspectives, along the way deflating several popular fallacies.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hannas, Wm. C., 1946-
Asia's orthographic dilemma.
Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)645847263
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wm C Hannas
ISBN: 0824818423 9780824818425 082481892X 9780824818920
OCLC Number: 35686131
Description: xi, 338 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. History and Structure of Writing in East Asia. 1. Chinese. 2. Japanese. 3. Korean. 4. Vietnamese --
pt. 2. Critique of Chinese Character-Based Writing. 5. Representation. 6. Learning and Literacy. 7. Reading. 8. Appropriateness to East Asian Languages --
pt. 3. Forces for Change. 9. The Chimera of Reform. 10. Language, Speech, and Writing. 11. Computing with Chinese Characters. 12. Chinese Characters and East Asian Culture.
Responsibility: Wm. C. Hannas ; with a foreword by John DeFrancis.

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