The Writing Systems of the World

The Writing Systems of the World

Florian Coulmas


This ebook is an account of the writing structures of the area from earliest instances to the current. Its target is to discover the advanced ways that writing structures relate to the language they depict. Writing, Coulmas contends, is not just the consultant or garment of spoken language, yet has a deep and lasting influence at the improvement of language itself.

His examine takes in Egyptian hieroglyphics and the cuneiform process of the traditional close to East; he describes chinese language writing, discussing why an it sounds as if bulky procedure has been used constantly for greater than 3,000 years; he levels around the writing structures of western Asia and the center East, the Indian households and a few of the alphabetic traditions which had its origins within the multifarious global of Semitic writing and got here to complete bloom in pre-Classical Greece.

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