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Writing Systems: An Introduction to their Linguistic Analysis (Florian Coulmas) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2002) 9780521787376
Writing Systems: An Introduction to their Linguistic Analysis (Florian Coulmas) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2002) 9780521787376
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Title: Writing Systems: An Introduction to their Linguistic Analysis

Author: Coulmas, Florian

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2002

Paperback; ISBN: 9780521787376

Volumes: 1; Pages: 290

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The problem of reducing language to writing and conversely that of interpreting written signs as language has been resolved through the development of different writing systems. This illustrated textbook introduces the major writing systems of the world (from cuneiform to English spelling) and analyzes their structure and function. It includes a review of the history of writing and a discussion of the literate mind and society.Contents1. What is writing?2. The basic options: meaning and sound3. Signs of words4. Signs of syllables5. Signs of segments6. Consonants and vowels7. Vowel incorporation8. Analysis and interpretation9. Mixed systems10. History of writing11. Psycholinguistics of writing12. Sociolinguistics of writingAppendix: Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1.
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