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Title:Alphabets and writing
Author(s):Bruce, Bertram C.
Subject(s):alphabet
writing system
Abstract:What exactly is an alphabet? How did the first ones arise? What was it like to communicate prior to the invention of the alphabet? What are the differences between alphabets and other writing systems? How does the use of an alphabet relate to a print culture? Questions such as these have been explored for more than two thousand years and have led to heated debates, arduous archaeological expeditions, and massive treatises on the development of writing.
Issue Date:2002
Publisher:Macmillan Reference
Citation Info:Bruce, Bertram C. (2002). Alphabets and writing. In Jorge Reina Schement (Ed.), Encyclopedia of communication and information (pp. 21-25). New York: Macmillan Reference.
Genre:Book Chapter
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/48766
ISBN:9780028653846
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-04-01


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