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This 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 Details

ISBN: 9780631214816
ISBN-10: 063121481X
Format: Paperback
(253mm x 179mm x 34mm)
Pages: 640
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Feb-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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