Writing Systems: A Linguistic Approach

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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, 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.

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thank God for this book! Henry Rogers helped me to do an academic work about the writting word.

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Henry Rogers is Professor in the Departments of Linguistics and Anthropology at the University of Toronto. He is author of Sounds of Language: An Introduction to Phonetics (2000) and Theoretical and Practical Phonetics (1990), and has published widely on both phonetics and writing systems.

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