The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Writing Systems
By (author) Florian Coulmas
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Blackwell Encyclopedia of Writing Systems by Florian Coulmas
Book DescriptionThis is an encyclopedia of writing systems, scripts and orthographies of all the worlda s major languages, past and present. It provides both a fully illustrated description of over 400 writing systems and an account of the study of writing in many different disciplines, from anthropology to psychology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631214816
(253mm x 179mm x 34mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Feb-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Florian Coulmas
Guardians of Language, Hardback (March 2016)
This book provides an accessible account of the origins and conceptual foundations of language policy. Florian Coulmas discusses the influence of twenty intellectuals from medieval to modern times, and from a variety of cultures, who have taken issue with language, its use, development, and political potential.
Sociolinguistics, Hardback (August 2013)
This new and updated textbook gives students a coherent view of the complex interaction of language and society.
Writing and Society, Paperback (February 2013)
Explores the functions of writing and written language, analysing its consequences for language, society, economy and politics.
Language Adaptation, Paperback (April 2009)» View all books by Florian Coulmas
Language Adaptation examines the process by which a speech community is forced to adopt an active role in making its language suitable for changing functional requirements.
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Author Biography - Florian Coulmas
Florian Coulmas is Professor of Sociolinguistics at Chuo University, Tokyo. He was previously Professor of General Linguistics at Dusseldorf University and Research Fellow of the National Language Institute, Tokyo. He has been visiting Professor at Georgetown University and Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Study, Berlin. His principle fields of interest are the study of writing and sociolinguistics.
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