LINGUIST List 23.909

Wed Feb 22 2012

Books: Writing Systems: Campbell, Moseley

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>



Date: 16-Feb-2012
From: Tara Thomas <tara.thomastaylorandfrancis.com>
Subject: The Routledge Handbook of Scripts and Alphabets: Campbell, Moseley
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Title: The Routledge Handbook of Scripts and Alphabets Subtitle: 2nd Edition Published: 2011 Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
                http://www.routledge.com/

Book URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415560979/

Author: George L. Campbell Author: Christopher Moseley Hardback: ISBN: 9780415560986 Pages: 200 Price: U.S. $ 140.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780415560986 Pages: 200 Price: U.K. £ 85.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780415560979 Pages: 200 Price: U.K. £ 24.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780415560979 Pages: 200 Price: U.S. $ 45.95
Abstract:

Now in paperback, "The Routledge Handbook of Scripts and Alphabets" is aunique reference to the main scripts and alphabets of the world.

The Handbook presents over 60 alphabets covering an enormous scope oflanguages; from Amharic and Chinese to Thai and Cree. Full script tables aregiven for every language and each entry is accompanied by a detailedoverview of its historical and linguistic context.

New to this second edition:

-enhanced introduction discussing the basic principles and strategies utilizedby 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 oflanguage and linguistics.

Linguistic Field(s): Writing Systems
Written In: English (eng)

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