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.