Analyses of Script: Properties of Characters and Writing Systems

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Gabriel Altmann, Fan Fengxiang
Walter de Gruyter, 27 авг. 2008 г. - Всего страниц: 181
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This volume presents 12 papers on a new approach to the analysis of writing systems. For the first time, quantitative methods are introduced into this area of research in a systematic way. The individual contributions give an overview about quantitative properties of symbols and of writing systems, introduce methods of analysis, study individual writing systems as used for different languages, set up an explanatory model of phenomena connected to script development/evolution, and give a perspective to a general theory of writing systems.

 

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an introduction
3
The phonemegrapheme relationship in Italian
13
Graphemic representation of English phonemes
25
The phonemegrapheme relationship in Slovene
61
On the distribution of graphemic representations
75
The phonemegrapheme relation in Slovak
79
Script ornamentality
91
On the decrease of complexity from hieroglyphs to hieratic symbols
105
an experiment
115
On graphemic representation of the Oriya phonemes
121
On the relation between types and tokens of Japanese morae
141
Towards a theory of script
149
Backmatter
165
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Gabriel Altmann, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany; Fan Fengxiang, Dalian Maritime University, China.

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