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LINGUIST List 19.1400

Thu Apr 24 2008

Books: Writing Systems: Altmann, Fengxiang (Eds)

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, Analyses of Script: Altmann, Fengxiang (Eds)


Message 1: Analyses of Script: Altmann, Fengxiang (Eds)
Date: 23-Apr-2008
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Analyses of Script: Altmann, Fengxiang (Eds)
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Title: Analyses of Script
Subtitle: Properties of Characters and Writing Systems
Series Title: Quantitative Linguistics 63
Published: 2008
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter
                http://www.mouton-publishers.com

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/fb/sp/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110196412-1

Editor: Gabriel Altmann
Editor: Fan Fengxiang
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110196412 Pages: 173 Price: Europe EURO 78.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110196412 Pages: 173 Price: U.S. $ 115.00 Comment: For orders placed in North America only
Abstract:

This volume presents 12 papers on a new approach to the analysis of writing
systems. For the first time, quantitative methods are introduced into this
area of research in a systematic way. The individual contributions give an
overview about quantitative properties of symbols and of writing systems,
introduce methods of analysis, study individual writing systems as used for
different languages, set up an explanatory model of phenomena connected to
script development/evolution, and give a perspective to a general theory of
writing systems.

Linguistic Field(s): Writing Systems

Written In: English (eng )

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