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Mon Feb 06 2012

Books: Historical Linguistics/Writing Systems: de Voogt, Quack (Eds)

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        1.     Els van Egmond , The Idea of Writing: de Voogt, Quack (Eds)


Message 1: The Idea of Writing: de Voogt, Quack (Eds)
Date: 06-Feb-2012
From: Els van Egmond <egmondebrill.nl>
Subject: The Idea of Writing: de Voogt, Quack (Eds)
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Title: The Idea of Writing
Subtitle: Writing Across Borders
Published: 2011
Publisher: Brill
                http://www.brill.nl

Book URL: http://www.brill.nl/idea-writing-0

Editor: Alex de Voogt
Editor: Joachim Friedrich Quack
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004215450 Pages: 264 Price: Europe EURO 99
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004215450 Pages: 264 Price: U.S. $ 135
Abstract:

The Idea of Writing is an exploration of the versatility of writing systems. This
volume, the second in a series, is specifically concerned with the problems and
possibilities of adapting a writing system to another language. Writing is studied
as it is used across linguistic and cultural borders from ancient Egyptian,
Cuneiform and Korean writing to Japanese, Kharosthi and Near Eastern scripts.
This collection of articles aims to highlight the complexity of writing systems
rather than to provide a first introduction. The different academic traditions in
which these writing systems have been studied use linguistic, socio-historical
and philological approaches that give complementary insights of the complex
phenomena.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Writing Systems
Language Family(ies): Afroasiatic

Written In: English (eng)

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