LINGUIST List 15.2760

Mon Oct 04 2004

Books: Writing Systems: Rogers

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        1.    Matthew Glidden, Writing Systems: Rogers

Message 1: Writing Systems: Rogers

Date: 16-Sep-2004
From: Matthew Glidden <>
Subject: Writing Systems: Rogers

Title: Writing Systems
Subtitle: A Linguistic Approach
Published: 2004
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing

Book URL:

Author: Henry Rogers, University of Toronto

Hardback: ISBN: 0631234632 Pages: 344 Price: U.S. $ 74.95
Paperback: ISBN: 0631234640 Pages: 344 Price: U.S. $ 29.95
Hardback: ISBN: 0631234632 Pages: 344 Price: U.K. £ 65.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0631234640 Pages: 344 Price: U.K. £ 19.99


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.
Discusses systems as diverse as Chinese, Greek, and Maya.

- Presents each system in light of four major aspects of writing:
history and development, internal structure, the relationship of
writing and language, and sociolinguistic aspects.

- Includes glossary of technical terms, extensive illustrations,
exercises and further reading suggestions to aid in teaching from the

Linguistic Field(s): Writing Systems

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG )

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