A Linguistic ApproachBook - 2005
Accessibly written, Writing Systems: A Linguistic Approach provides detailed coverage of all major writing systems of historical or structural significance with thorough discussion of structure, history, and social context as well as important theoretical issues. Discusses systems as diverse as Chinese, Greek, and Maya. Presents each system in light of four major aspects of writing: history and development, internal structure, the relationship of writing and language, and sociolinguistic aspects. Includes glossary of technical terms, extensive illustrations, exercises and further reading suggestions to aid in teaching from the book.
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2005
Characteristics: xvi, 322 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm