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ERIC Number: ED285392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Dec
Pages: 12
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Toward the Linguistic Study of Writing Systems: Aramaic Orthographies.
Daniels, Peter T.
The evolution of writing systems of the Aramaic languages is discussed, stressing the importance of looking beyond simple character forms as they occur in space and time to the interaction of scripts with languages, and the interactions of writing systems with minds and civilizations. First, the invention of the alphabet is discussed from a linguistic point of view. Morphological, phonological, and sociolinguistic factors are considered. The Aramaic languages have existed over a long span of time, in a number of forms that have been written in a considerable variety of scripts, and at several critical junctures in the history of writing. (MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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