An Introduction to Their Linguistic Analysis
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- Author: Florian Coulmas, Deutches Institüt für Japanstudien, Tokyo
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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.Read more
- Up-to-date explanation of theoretical issues
- Designed for course work with questions for discussion at the end of every chapter
- Richly illustrated
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- Date Published: February 2005
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9780511074660
- contains: 65 tables
- availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
Table of 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
Appendix: Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1.
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