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The World's Writing Systems [Hardcover]

Peter T. Daniels , William Bright
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Table of Contents

Abbreviations, Conventions, and Definitions
The Study of Writing Systems
By Peter T. Daniels
The First Civilizations
By Peter T. Daniels
Mesopotamian Cuneiform
By Piotr Michalowski
Sumerian and Akkadian
By Jerrold S. Cooper
Basic cuneiform syllabary
Other languages
By Gene B. Gragg
Egyptian Writing
By Robert K. Ritner
The Meroitic Script
By N. B. Miller
Epigraphic Semitic Scripts
By M. O'Connor
Salient features of various groups of texts
The Iberian Scripts
By Pierre Swiggers
The Berber Scripts
By M. O'Connor
Anatolian Hieroglyphs
By H. Craig Melchert
Aegean Scripts
By Emmett L. Bennett
Old Persian Cuneiform
By David D. Testen
Methods of Decipherment
By Peter T. Daniels
The Proto-Elamite Script
By Robert K. Englund
The Indus Script
By Asko Parpola
Maya and Other Mesoamerican Scripts
By Martha J. Macri
Rongorongo of Easter Island
By Martha J. Macri
Early Chinese Writing
By William G. Boltz
Modern Chinese Writing
By Victor H. Mair
Japanese Writing
By Janet S. (Shibamoto) Smith
Korean Writing
By Ross King
Siniform Scripts of Inner Asia
By E. I. Kychanov
Kitan and Jurchin
By Gyorgy Kara
The Yi Script
By Dingxu Shi
Classic Yi
Modern Yi
Asian Calligraphy
By John Stevens
Transmission of the Phoenician Script to the West
By Pierre Swiggers
The Greek Alphabet
By Leslie Threatte
The Anatolian Alphabets
By Pierre Swiggers, Wolfgang Jenniges
The Coptic Alphabet
By Robert K. Ritner
The Gothic Alphabet
By Ernst Ebbinghaus
The Scripts of Italy
By Larissa Bonfante
The Roman Alphabet
By Stan Knight
The Runic Script
By Ralph W. V. Elliott
By Damian McManus
The Slavic Alphabets
By Paul Cubberley
The Armenian Alphabet
By Avedis K. Sanjian
The Georgian Alphabet
By Dee Ann Holisky
Brahmi and Kharoshthi
By Richard G. Salomon
The Devanagari Script
By William Bright
Gujarati Writing
By P. J. Mistry
The Gurmukhi Script
By Harjeet Singh Gill
Bengali Writing
By Tista Bagchi
Oriya Writing
By B. P. Mahapatra
Sinhala Writing
By James W. Gair
Kannada and Telugu Writing
By William Bright
Malayalam Writing
By K. P. Mohanan
Tamil Writing
By Sanford B. Steever
The Tibetan Script and Derivatives
By Leonard W. J. van der Kuijp
The Spread of Brahmi Script into Southeast Asia
By Christopher Court
Burmese Writing
By Julian K. Wheatley
Thai and Lao Writing
By Anthony Diller
Khmer Writing
By Eric Schiller
Insular Southeast Asian Scripts
By Joel C. Kuipers, Ray McDermott
The Jewish Scripts
By Richard L. Goerwitz
Aramaic Scripts for Aramaic Languages
By Peter T. Daniels
Modern Aramaic
By Robert D. Hoberman
By Peter T. Daniels
Aramaic Scripts for Iranian Languages
By P. Oktor Skjaervo
Aramaic Scripts for Altaic Languages
By Gyorgy Kara
Arabic Writing
By Thomas Bauer
Dhivehi Writing
By James W. Gair, Bruce D. Cain
Ethiopic Writing
By Getatchew Haile
The Invention of Writing
By Peter T. Daniels
Cherokee Writing
By Janine Scancarelli
Scripts of West Africa
By John Victor Singler
The Cree Syllabary
By John D. Nichols
Scripts for Munda Languages
By Norman Zide
The Pahawh Hmong Script
By Martha Ratliff
A Functional Classification
By John Mountford
Adaptations of the Roman Alphabet
Romance languages
By Edward Tuttle
Germanic languages
By Wayne M. Senner
Celtic languages
By Damian McManus
By Eric P. Hamp
Languages of Eastern and Southern Europe
By Bernard Comrie
African languages
By John Bendor-Samuel
By Nguyen Dinh-Hoa
Adaptations of the Cyrillic Alphabet
By Bernard Comrie
Adaptations of Hebrew Script
By Benjamin Hary
By Howard I. Aronson
Adaptations of Arabic Script
By Alan S. Kaye
Germany: Script and Politics
By Gerhard Augst
Serbo-Croation: A Biscriptal Language
By Laurie Beth Feldman, Dragana Barac-Cikoja
South Asia: Coexistence of Scripts
By Colin P. Masica
Christian Missionary Activities
By Allan Gleason
Script Reform in and after the Soviet Union
By Bernard Comrie
The Alphabet as a Technology
By M. O'Connor
Numerical Notation
By John Soren Pettersson
By Peter T. Daniels
Phonetic Notation
By Michael K. C. MacMahon
Music Notation
By James D. McCawley
Movement Notation Systems
By Brenda Farnell
Analog and Digital Writing
By Peter T. Daniels

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