The English Writing System
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The English Writing System

by Vivian J Cook
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0340808640

ISBN-13: 9780340808641

Pub. Date: 03/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The English Language series, which is international in focus, aims to synthesize the wealth of existing linguistic research both on and in English. The English Writing System describes how writing is not simply ancillary to other aspects of language but vitally important to almost everything we do. This book discusses the mechanics of the writing systems of English

Overview

The English Language series, which is international in focus, aims to synthesize the wealth of existing linguistic research both on and in English. The English Writing System describes how writing is not simply ancillary to other aspects of language but vitally important to almost everything we do. This book discusses the mechanics of the writing systems of English; the different ways people process words on a page and the mistakes they can make; how children and second language learners acquire these systems; the historical development of the language and the progress of writing technology; in short, the effectiveness of the writing systems of English.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340808641
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Series:
English Language Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Ways of writing
Chapter 2 The Multi-dimensions of spoken and written English
Chapter 3 Approaches to English spelling
Chapter 4 Punctuation and typography
Chapter 5 Learning the English writing system
Chapter 6 Historical changes in the English writing system
Chapter 7 Variation in the English writing system

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