The World's Writing Systems

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The World's Writing Systems

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This book fills a major gap in the list of standard works in linguistics ( Peter Swiggers, Orbis)

This is truly an impressive-looking tome, persuading one that it is complete and authoritative...not only a comprehensive treatment of a subject by an authority but a detailed description of the palce the section has in the general scheme of representing ideas by sqiggles on apage, rock, or tablet...essential addition to the library of anyone interested in or involved in any of the myriad aspects of language. both as a fascinating browsing book nad as an important reference work. ( Verbatim)

each section contains a useful sample of writing accompanied by phonetic values, glosses and a translation, all of which provide a good background before one reads the relevent section...various sections present an almost overwhelming amount of material...this book is without an invaluable source for introducing the phonetic, linguistic and orthographical principles governing the writing on tablets, papyri, stones and bones that we see in museums and libraries around the world. ( The Times Higher Education Supplement)

without question the most comprehensive work ever published on this subject ( Times Literary Supplement)

The very idea of this book is exciting. Imagine describing and illustrating nearly all writing systems in history in one volume! As the editors note, the development of computer-assisted publishing and typesetting made this wonder possible. The result is satisfying. ( Chad Hansen, University of Hong Kong, The Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 56.1)

The very idea of this book is exciting. ... the development of computer-assisted publishing and typesetting made this wonder possible. The result is satisfying. ( The Journal of Asian Studies, vol.56.1)

clearly the most comprehensive treatment of writing systems available. / Richard Sproat, Written Language and Literacy, Vol 1 (1), 1998

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"Without question the most comprehensive work ever published on this subject."--Times Literary Supplement


"Recommended for most reference collections."--Library Journal


"Divided into thirteen parts from grammatology to printing, it provides succinct and accurate descriptions of all the languages of the biblical world in addition to all others....an unusually informative collection...it will be of great value to those working in Near Eastern and biblical fields and will remain an indispensable tool for scholars and students for many years to come."--Religious Studies Review


"A wonderful book....A valuable contribution to the study of writing and one which will be of great practical use."--Bryn Mawr Classical Review


"A remarkable reference....This volume is the only comprehensive resource covering every major writing system and the way scripts relate to the languages they represent. It is a resource that belongs in every library's reference section and in the personal library of anyonw with a deep-seated interest in language."--Cryptologia


"Ranging from cuneiform to shorthand, from archaic Greek to modern Chinese, from old Persian to Cherokee, this is the only available work in English to cover all of the world's writing systems from ancient times to the present."--Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society


"It is difficult to imagine that anything more comprehensive will ever supersede this work."--Andrews University Seminary Studies


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Descripción Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 1996. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. 232 x 168 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The World s Writing Systems meets the need for a definitive volume on the major historical and modern writing systems of the world. Comprising more than eighty articles contributed by expert scholars in the field, the work is organized in twelve units, each dealing with a particular group of writing systems defined historically, geographically, or conceptually. Each unit begins with an introductory article providing the social and cultural context in which the group of writing systems was created and developed. Articles on individual scripts detail the historical origin of the writing system in question, its structure (with tables showing the forms of the written symbols), and its relationship to the phonology of the corresponding spoken language. Each writing system is illustrated by a passage of text, accompanied by a romanized version, a phonetic transcription, and a modern English translation. Each article concludes with a bibliography. Units are arranged according to the chronological development of writing systems and their historical relationship within geographical areas. First, there is a discussion of the earliest scripts of the ancient Near East. Subsequent units focus on the scripts of East Asia, the writing systems of Europe, Asia, and Africa that have descended from ancient West Semitic ( Phoenician ), and the scripts of South and Southeast Asia. Other units deal with the recent and ongoing process of decipherment of ancient writing systems; the adaptation of traditional scripts to new languages; new scripts invented in modern times; and graphic systems for numerical, music, and movement notation. The result is a comprehensive resource of all of the major writing systems of the world. Nº de ref. de la librería LIB9780195079937

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Descripción Oxford University Press Jun 1996, 1996. Buch. Estado de conservación: Neu. 242x173x50 mm. Neuware - Written language is the most neglected aspect of linguistic study, as the majority of research focuses on historical and theoretical aspects of spoken language. Even studies devoted to writing systems generally place little emphasis on the scripts themselves, limiting coverage to the external history of writing systems. The World's Writing Systems is the only available work to explore in depth how scripts are applied to individual languages. Beginning with the ancient Near East and the earliest known scripts, this unique reference documents the history and typology of writing to the present day, covering scores of scripts from around the world - both those currently in use and those now defunct. In more than eighty articles, it explains and documents in accessible terms how writing systems work - how Egyptian hieroglyphs, Chinese characters, and European alphabets convey meaning in graphic form. Sections devoted to the scripts of the ancient Near East, East Asia, Europe, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East are introduced with discussion of the social and cultural contexts in which each group of writing systems was developed. Articles on individual scripts within these sections provide a wealth of background information, along with helpful visuals for each writing system: the historical origin of the writing system is detailed, its structure is delineated with tables showing the forms of the written symbols, and its relationship to the phonology of the corresponding spoken language is thoroughly explored. Every major writing system is presented in a passage of text, accompanied by a romanized version, a phonetic transcription, and an English translation. A bibliographyconcludes each entry. 966 pp. Englisch. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780195079937

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Descripción Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 1996. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. 232 x 168 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The World s Writing Systems meets the need for a definitive volume on the major historical and modern writing systems of the world. Comprising more than eighty articles contributed by expert scholars in the field, the work is organized in twelve units, each dealing with a particular group of writing systems defined historically, geographically, or conceptually. Each unit begins with an introductory article providing the social and cultural context in which the group of writing systems was created and developed. Articles on individual scripts detail the historical origin of the writing system in question, its structure (with tables showing the forms of the written symbols), and its relationship to the phonology of the corresponding spoken language. Each writing system is illustrated by a passage of text, accompanied by a romanized version, a phonetic transcription, and a modern English translation. Each article concludes with a bibliography. Units are arranged according to the chronological development of writing systems and their historical relationship within geographical areas. First, there is a discussion of the earliest scripts of the ancient Near East. Subsequent units focus on the scripts of East Asia, the writing systems of Europe, Asia, and Africa that have descended from ancient West Semitic ( Phoenician ), and the scripts of South and Southeast Asia. Other units deal with the recent and ongoing process of decipherment of ancient writing systems; the adaptation of traditional scripts to new languages; new scripts invented in modern times; and graphic systems for numerical, music, and movement notation. The result is a comprehensive resource of all of the major writing systems of the world. Nº de ref. de la librería LIB9780195079937

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Descripción Oxford University Press, 1996. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Introduction - Wilbur R Thompson Urban Economics in the Global Age PART ONE: NORTH AMERICAN CITIES AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY: AN OVERVIEW OF THE MAJOR ISSUES North American Municipalities and Their Involvement in the Global Economy - Earl H Fry The Determinants of Urban Competitiveness - Peter Karl Kresl A Survey Cities and Citizens in Flux - John Kincaid Global Consumer Integration and Local Civic Fragmentation PART TWO: THE ROLE OF INTERNATIONAL1IZATION IN REVITALIZING NORTH AMERICAN MUNICIPALITIES Globalization and Wage Polarization in US and Canadian Cities - Marc V Levine Does Public Policy Make a Difference? Globalizing Economies and Cities - Daniel Hiernaux A View from Mexico PART THREE: MUNICIPAL NETWORKING AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION Local Responses to Globalization and Regional Economic Integration - Norris C Clement World Cities in the Making - Arie Shachar The European Context Determinants of the Growth and Decline of Cities in North America - Pierre-Paul Proulx PART FOUR: CASE STUDIES OF NORTH AMERICAN MUNICIPALITIES Planning a US-Mexico Binational Metropolis - Samuel Schmidt El Paso, Texas-Ciudad Ju[a]arez, Chihuahua Achieving Sustainability in Cascadia - Alan F J Artibise An Emerging Model of Urban Growth Management in the Vancouver-Seattle-Portland Corridor Developing Global Cities in the Pacific Northwest - Theodore H Cohn and Patrick J Smith The Cases of Vancouver and Seattle Conclusion and Epilogue - Gary Gappert The Future of Cities and Their Policies in the Global Economy A Select Bibliography on Cities and Globalization - Paul Gregory. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0195079930

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