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Mon Feb 06 2012

Books: Historical Linguistics/Writing Systems: de Voogt, Quack (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <>

Date: 06-Feb-2012
From: Els van Egmond <>
Subject: The Idea of Writing: de Voogt, Quack (Eds)
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Title: The Idea of Writing Subtitle: Writing Across Borders Published: 2011 Publisher: Brill

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Editor: Alex de Voogt Editor: Joachim Friedrich Quack Hardback: ISBN: 9789004215450 Pages: 264 Price: Europe EURO 99
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004215450 Pages: 264 Price: U.S. $ 135

The Idea of Writing is an exploration of the versatility of writing systems. Thisvolume, the second in a series, is specifically concerned with the problems andpossibilities of adapting a writing system to another language. Writing is studiedas it is used across linguistic and cultural borders from ancient Egyptian,Cuneiform and Korean writing to Japanese, Kharosthi and Near Eastern scripts.This collection of articles aims to highlight the complexity of writing systemsrather than to provide a first introduction. The different academic traditions inwhich these writing systems have been studied use linguistic, socio-historicaland philological approaches that give complementary insights of the complexphenomena.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics                             Writing Systems Language Family(ies): Afroasiatic
Written In: English (eng)

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