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Mon May 10 2004

Books: Writing Systems: Cook

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  1. jared.wright, The English Writing System: Cook

Message 1: The English Writing System: Cook

Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 12:17:19 -0400 (EDT)
From: jared.wright <>
Subject: The English Writing System: Cook

Title: The English Writing System
Series Title: The English Language Series 

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	Oxford University Press 

Book URL:

Author: Vivian Cook, Essex University 

Paperback: ISBN: 0340808640, Pages: 340, Price: U.S. $ 24.95 


The English Language series, which is international in focus, aims to
synthesize the wealth of existing linguistic research both on and in
English. The English Writing System describes how writing is not
simply ancillary to other aspects of language but vitally important to
almost everything we do. This book discusses the mechanics of the
writing systems of English; the different ways people process words on
a page and the mistakes they can make; how children and second
language learners acquire these systems the historical development of
the language and the progress of writing technology; in short, the
effectiveness of the writing systems of English.

Lingfield(s):	Writing Systems
Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG) 

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