Author: George L. Campbell
Author: Christopher Moseley
Hardback: ISBN: 9780415560986 Pages: 200 Price: U.S. $ 140.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780415560986 Pages: 200 Price: U.K. £ 85.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780415560979 Pages: 200 Price: U.K. £ 24.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780415560979 Pages: 200 Price: U.S. $ 45.95
Now in paperback, "The Routledge Handbook of Scripts and Alphabets" is a unique reference to the main scripts and alphabets of the world.
The Handbook presents over 60 alphabets covering an enormous scope of languages; from Amharic and Chinese to Thai and Cree. Full script tables are given for every language and each entry is accompanied by a detailed overview of its historical and linguistic context.
New to this second edition:
-enhanced introduction discussing the basic principles and strategies utilized by world writing systems
-expanded to include more writing systems
-improved presentation of non-Roman scripts.
-organised into ancient, contemporary and autochthonous writing systems
-many new entries on fascinating and lesser-known writing systems.
This handy resource is the ideal reference for all students and scholars of language and linguistics.