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Title: Analyses of Script
Subtitle: Properties of Characters and Writing Systems
Edited By: Gabriel Altmann
Fan Fengxiang
URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/fb/sp/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110196412-1
Series Title: Quantitative Linguistics 63
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Writing Systems
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110196417
ISBN-13: 9783110196412
Pages: 173
Prices: Europe EURO 78.00
U.S. $ 115.00