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Title: The Routledge Handbook of Scripts and Alphabets
Subtitle: 2nd Edition
Written By: George L. Campbell
Christopher Moseley
URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415560979/
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
Review: Read the review
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Writing Systems
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780415560986
Pages: 200
Prices: U.S. $ 140.00
U.K. £ 85.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780415560979
Pages: 200
Prices: U.K. £ 24.99
U.S. $ 45.95