Ranging from cuneiform to shorthand, from archaic Greek to contemporary Chinese, from Old Persian to modern Cherokee, this unusually comprehensive reference offers a detailed exploration of the history and typology of the world's scripts, from ancient times to the present. More than eighty articles by scholars from over a dozen countries explain and document how a vast array of writing systems work--how alphabets, ideograms, pictographs, and hieroglyphics conveymeaning in graphic form. Each writing system is illustrated by a passage of text, and accompanied by a romanized version, a phonetic transcription, and a modern English translation. The only available work in English to cover every major writing system, this is a reference that no linguist orphilologist will want to be without.1984. Brochet, Manitoba: n.p. (reprv of 1960 ed.)v Dusenberry, Verne. 1962v The Montana Cree: A Study in Religious ... Fiero, Charles. 1985. aStyle Manual for Syllabics.a In Burnaby 1985: 49a104. Fortescue, Michael, ed. 1990. From theanbsp;...
|Title||:||The World's Writing Systems|
|Author||:||Peter T. Daniels, William Bright|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press on Demand - 1996|