ERIC Number: EJ434295
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Who on Earth Invented the Alphabet?
Visible Language, v24 n2 p144-63 Spr 1990
Considers opinions about how the alphabet might have been invented. Concludes that it probably occurred in a single "giant leap" taken by one man. Reviews the inventor's necessary background, creation of letter shapes, the writing medium, and direction of script. Postulates possibilities for initial acceptance and diffusion. Encapsulates the whole process in a brief story. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Historical Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special Issue: Some Issues in Handwriting.