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By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Writing Systems
Written By: Florian Coulmas

This book draws on historical and paleographic research into fundamental
structural options of representing language by means of a graphic code, on
psychological investigation into the social conditions and consequences of
literacy. Entries vary between short explanations of terms and concepts,
brief accounts of individual writing systems and longer theoretical
articles. The encyclopedia contains an array of visual examples and is
supported by a comprehensive bibliography.

Publication Year: 1995
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Writing Systems
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 063121481X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 640
Prices: U.S. $ 39.95