Typology of Writing Systems

Editors
| University of Siegen, Germany
| Tama University, Japan
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Typology research is extremely important in both proposing classification frameworks and in promoting the careful investigation and analysis of the core concepts inherent within the classification contrasts employed. More exemplary of the latter aspect, the present collection of papers on the typology of writing systems address a number of significant linguistic and psycholinguistic issues surrounding the classification of writing systems. The seven contributions within this volume, which originally appeared as a special issue of Written Language and Literacy 14:1 (2011), cover a wide variety of issues, ranging from an overview of writing system typology research, comparative graphematics, letter-shape similarities, the morphographic principle, tone orthography typology, measuring graphematic transparency, to unconventional spellings within online chat. Reflecting the growing interest in writing, the book will be of interest to advanced students and researchers working on writing systems, written language, and reading research.
[Benjamins Current Topics, 51]  2013.  viii, 163 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Typology of writing systems: Introduction
Terry Joyce and Susanne R. Borgwaldt
1–12
Comparative graphematics
Rüdiger Weingarten
13–40
Similarities among the shapes of writing and their effects on learning
Rebecca Treiman and Brett Kessler
41–60
The significance of the morphographic principle for the classification of writing systems
Terry Joyce
61–84
A tone orthography typology
David Roberts
85–112
Measuring graphematic transparency: German and Italian compared
Martin Neef and Miriam Balestra
113–146
Writing in Portuguese chats :): A new wrtng systm?
Cláudia Silva
147–160
Index
161–164
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFLA – Writing systems, alphabets
BISAC Subject: LAN001000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Alphabets & Writing Systems
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2013008441