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5.0 out of 5 stars A pleasure to read., 12 Sep 2012
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A brilliant book that is well-written, well thought-out, and clear and concise. There is a clear separation of theory about writing systems, and the discussion of the writing systems themselves - VERY easy to take notes from, very clear explanations, not too wordy, and clear terminology throughout. A model of how linguistics texts should be written. The one small thing I would say is a lot of the first chapter is repeated in the last for some reason, and some theoretical terms are not introduced in the "theory" chapter, but in the chapters on specific writing systems.

However, an excellent text that will hopefully address the spoken-language hegemony in the current field! I'm still waiting for the day when we have graphetics and graphemics modules on bachelor courses :)
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