skip to content
Writing systems : a linguistic approach Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Writing systems : a linguistic approach

Author: Henry Rogers
Publisher: Oxford, U.K. : Blackwell Pub., 2005.
Series: Blackwell textbooks in linguistics, 18.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Writing systems: A Linguistic Approach provides detailed coverage of all major writing systems of historical or structural significance with thorough discussion of structure, history, and social context as well as important theoretical issues. The book examines systems as diverse as Chinese, Greek, and Maya and each writing system is presented in the light of four major aspects of writing: history and development;  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Rogers
ISBN: 0631234632 9780631234630 0631234640 9780631234647
OCLC Number: 224051879
Description: [xvii], 322 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Theoretical preliminaries --
3. Chinese --
4. Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese --
5. Cuneiform --
6. Egyptian --
7. Semitic --
8. The Greek alphabet --
9. The Roman alphabet --
10. English --
11. The Indian Abugida and other Asian phonographic writing --
12. Maya --
13. Other writing systems --
14. Classification of writing systems --
App A. Some basic linguistic terms --
App B. The international phonetic alphabetic --
App C. English transcription.
Series Title: Blackwell textbooks in linguistics, 18.
Responsibility: Henry Rogers.
More information:

Abstract:

Accessibly written, Writing Systems: A Linguistic Approach provides detailed coverage of all major writing systems of historical or structural significance with thorough discussion of structure,  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"The author and publishers can be congratulated on an excellent work; if I were teaching a class on writing systems now, this would be my first choice as a textbook." --William Bright, review in Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/224051879> # Writing systems : a linguistic approach
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "224051879" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/787365#Place/oxford_u_k> ; # Oxford, U.K.
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/787365#Topic/silbenschrift> ; # Silbenschrift
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1181638> ; # Writing
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/787365#Topic/schriftlichkeit> ; # Schriftlichkeit
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/787365#Topic/buchstabenschrift> ; # Buchstabenschrift
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/401/> ;
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85148638> ; # Writing--History
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/411/e22/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/787365#Topic/keilschrift> ; # Keilschrift
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/946592> ; # Graphemics
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/787365#Topic/ideographie> ; # Ideographie
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/787365#Topic/schrift> ; # Schrift
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/787365#Topic/graphemik> ; # Graphemik
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/117124557> ; # Henry Rogers
   schema:datePublished "2005" ;
   schema:description "1. Introduction -- 2. Theoretical preliminaries -- 3. Chinese -- 4. Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese -- 5. Cuneiform -- 6. Egyptian -- 7. Semitic -- 8. The Greek alphabet -- 9. The Roman alphabet -- 10. English -- 11. The Indian Abugida and other Asian phonographic writing -- 12. Maya -- 13. Other writing systems -- 14. Classification of writing systems -- App A. Some basic linguistic terms -- App B. The international phonetic alphabetic -- App C. English transcription."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/787365> ;
   schema:genre "History"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/787365#Series/blackwell_textbooks_in_linguistics> ; # Blackwell textbooks in linguistics ;
   schema:name "Writing systems : a linguistic approach"@en ;
   schema:productID "224051879" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/224051879#PublicationEvent/oxford_u_k_blackwell_pub_2005> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/787365#Agent/blackwell_pub> ; # Blackwell Pub.
   schema:reviews <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/224051879#Review/-1289886452> ;
   schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0411/2003026165.html> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780631234630> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780631234647> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBA3U7980> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/224051879> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/787365#Agent/blackwell_pub> # Blackwell Pub.
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Blackwell Pub." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/787365#Series/blackwell_textbooks_in_linguistics> # Blackwell textbooks in linguistics ;
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
   schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/224051879> ; # Writing systems : a linguistic approach
   schema:name "Blackwell textbooks in linguistics ;" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/787365#Topic/buchstabenschrift> # Buchstabenschrift
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Buchstabenschrift"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85148638> # Writing--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Writing--History"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1181638> # Writing
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Writing"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/946592> # Graphemics
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Graphemics"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/117124557> # Henry Rogers
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1940" ;
   schema:deathDate "2010" ;
   schema:familyName "Rogers" ;
   schema:givenName "Henry" ;
   schema:name "Henry Rogers" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780631234630>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0631234632" ;
   schema:isbn "9780631234630" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780631234647>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0631234640" ;
   schema:isbn "9780631234647" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/224051879#Review/-1289886452>
    a schema:Review ;
   schema:itemReviewed <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/224051879> ; # Writing systems : a linguistic approach
   schema:reviewBody ""Writing systems: A Linguistic Approach provides detailed coverage of all major writing systems of historical or structural significance with thorough discussion of structure, history, and social context as well as important theoretical issues. The book examines systems as diverse as Chinese, Greek, and Maya and each writing system is presented in the light of four major aspects of writing: history and development; internal structure; the relationship of writing and language; and sociolinguistic factors." "The volume is extensively illustrated and the glossary of technical terms, exercises, and further reading suggestions that accompany each chapter make Writing Systems a valuable resource for students in linguistics and anthropology."--Jacket." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.