Writing Systems A Linguistic Introduction

ISBN-10: 0804717567

ISBN-13: 9780804717564

Edition: 1985

Authors: Geoffrey Sampson

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To say that writing has as much claim as speech to be treated as language may strike the reader as a statement of the obvious. But the fact is that, although the tide is beginning to turn now, for most of the twentieth century linguistics has almost wholly ignored writing. It is not necessary to accept all the theories of the French critic Jacques Derrida in order to agree with him when describes writing as "the wandering outcast of linguistics."This book is offered in the belief that written language is a form of language. As such, it deserves to be treated with the methods of modern, scientific linguistic study, which have been increasing our understanding of the spoken form of language for many decades.
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List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 1985
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 1/1/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 236
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

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