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224 pages (maps)
9 x 7 inches
Equinox Publishing
Language:
English
Hardback (December 2017)
ISBN-13 9781781795286
ISBN-10 1781795282
$100.00
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Paperback (December 2017)
ISBN-13 9781781795293
ISBN-10 1781795290
$29.95
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Subjects:
Language and Linguistics
An Exploration of Writing
by Peter T. Daniels
An Exploration of Writing is a book about our alphabets, our syllabaries, and all the other kinds of writing that people use and have used for 5000 years. It introduces the general public to a topic show more
   about the author

Peter T. Daniels, the world's leading expert on writing systems, holds degrees in linguistics from Cornell University and the University of Chicago. His first interests were in Comparative Semitic linguistics, show more
   table of contents

Foreword
David L. Share, University of Haifa

Introduction
1. Syllables and Syllabaries
2. Segments and Alphabets
3. Consonants and Abjads
4. Moras and Kana

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   reviews

"Peter Daniels has thought more and more deeply about writing than anyone else around. This very engaging book reflects both. It incorporates the taxonomy of types of writing systems that he pioneered and show more
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