Standard Alphabet for Reducing Unwritten Languages and Foreign Graphic Systems to a Uniform Orthography in European Letters (2nd rev.ed. London, 1863)

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This new edition of Carl Richard Lepsius’s Standard Alphabet reproduces the text of the second, enlarged, edition of 1863. The extensive Introduction by J. Alan Kemp places it in its historical setting and provides comments on the phonetic basis for the Alphabet and the notation.
[Amsterdam Classics in Linguistics, 1800–1925, 5]  1981.  x, 99*, xvii, 336 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
v*
Use of Symbols
vi*
I. Introduction to Lepsius's ‘Standard Alphabet’
ix*
Portrait of Carl Richard Lepsius
x*
Introductory
1*
1.0 Carl Richard Lepsius, 1810-1884
2*
2.0 Universal alphabets
9*
2.1 The problems of devising a universal alphabet
11*
2.2 Early attempts to provide a universal alphabet
12*
2.3 Devices for supplementing the roman alphabet
14*
2.4 The 18th century
15*
2.5 Oriental Scripts
17*
2.6 The Volney prize and Schleiermacher
21*
2.7 Alphabets for unwritten languages
23*
2.8 Lepsius and the Alphabetical Conference of 1854
28*
2.9 The publication of Lepsius's Standard Alphabet
32*
2.10 Phonetic scripts in Britain
34*
2.11 Phonetic scripts in America: S.S. Haldeman
39*
2.12 Phonetic scripts in Germany
40*
2.13 Summary of the characteristics of the schemes described
43*
3.0 Lepsius's Standard Alphabet
48*
3.1 General principles of description
49*
3.2 The vowels
51*
3.3 The consonants
60*
3.4 Notation
70*
3.5 The description of languages in Part II
74*
3.6 Lepsius's classification of languages
74*
4.0 Universal Alphabets after Lepsius
76*
5.0 Conclusion
79*
Bibliography
81*
Richard Lepsius: List of publications
88*
II. Richard Lepsius: Standard Alphabet for Reducing Unwritten Languages and Foreign Graphic Systems to a Uniform Orthography in European Letters
I
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III
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XI
Contents
XV
Introduction to the Second Edition
1
First Part
21
Second Part
85
Index of Subjects
325
Index of Persons
329
Index of Languages
333
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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