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Journal Title: Written Language and Literacy
Volume/Issue:   15/2
Issue Title: Units of Language - Units of Writing
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: 2012. v, 140 pp.

Table of Content

Introduction to special issue on ‘Units of Language – Units of Writing’: A key relationship for writing systems research
David Roberts and Terry Joyce
147–152

Literacy, rationality, and logic: The historical and developmental origins of logical discourse
David R. Olson
153–164

Offline segmentation and online language processing units: The influence of literacy
Dorina Veldhuis and Jeanne Kurvers
165–184

How subtle differences in orthography influence conceptual interpretation
Arina Banga, Esther Hanssen, Robert Schreuder and Anneke Neijt
185–208

Boundaries in written representations: The potential beginning of words in German
Martin Neef
209–225

Writing grammar rather than tone: An orthography experiment in Togo
David Roberts and Stephen L. Walter
226–253

Orthographic representation and variation within the Japanese writing system: Some corpus-based observations
Terry Joyce, Bor Hodošček and Kikuko Nishina
254–278

Book reviews: Stephen Chrisomalis. Numerical Notation. A Comparative History. Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Pp 486.
Georg Schuppener
279–281

Mary P. Sheridan & Jennifer Rowsell. Design Literacies: Learning and Innovation in the Digital Age. London, New York: Routledge Chapman & Hall, 2010. Pp xii + 132
Simone Amorocho
282–286
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Psycholinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Writing Systems
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Afrikaans
Dutch
Frisian, Western
Frisian, Northern
Frisian, Eastern
German
Japanese
Kabiyè
Frisian, Western
 
LL Issue: 23.3496