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Mon Feb 02 2015

Books: Writing Systems: Sampson

Editor for this issue: Sara Couture <saralinguistlist.org>


Date: 30-Jan-2015
From: Janet Joyce <jjoyceequinoxpub.com>
Subject: Writing Systems: Sampson
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Title: Writing Systems
Published: 2015
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd
                http://www.equinoxpub.com/

Book URL: http://www.equinoxpub.com/home/writing-systems-linguistic-introduction-second-edition-geoffrey-samps

Author: Geoffrey Sampson
Hardback: ISBN: 9781781791035 Pages: 294 Price: U.S. $ 100 Comment: £60
Paperback: ISBN: 9781781791042 Pages: 294 Price: U.S. $ 29.95 Comment: £19.99
Abstract:

The cultures of the world have chosen different ways to make spoken language visible and permanent. The original edition of Writing Systems represented the first time that modern linguistic principles were brought to bear on a study of this. Now this new edition brings the story up to date; it incorporates topics which have emerged since the first edition (such as electronic techniques for encoding the world's scripts), together with new findings about established topics, including the ultimate historical origin of our alphabet. Featuring a series of detailed case studies of scripts of diverse types, and giving due attention to the psychology of reading and learning to read, the book is written so as to be accessible to those with no prior knowledge of any writing systems other than our own.

Linguistic Field(s): Writing Systems

Written In: English (eng)

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