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Journal Title: Written Language and Literacy
Volume/Issue:   16 / 1
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. iii, 114 pp.

Table of Contents

Articles

Logography and layering: A functional cross-linguistic analysis
Nicolas Tranter 1 – 31

Orthographic cues to word stress in German: Word endings and number of final consonant letters
Sandra Beyermann 32 – 59

Phonics vs. whole-word instruction in a tone language: Spelling errors on consonants, vowels, and tones over age
Denis Burnham, Sudaporn Luksaneeyanawin, Suntree Kantamphan and Amanda Reid
60 –76

Emergent writing of young children in the United Arab Emirates
Sana Tibi, R. Malatesha Joshi and Lorraine McLeod 77 – 105

Discussion

A note on Unger’s “What linguistic units do Chinese characters represent?”
Richard Sproat 107 – 111

Zipf and morphemes: A reply to Sproat
J. Marshall Unger 112 – 114
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Writing Systems
 
LL Issue: 24.1433