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Ancient scripts and phonological knowledge [electronic resource] / D. Gary Miller.

Author/Creator:
Miller, D. Gary.
Publication:
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, c1994.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (155 p.)
Series:
Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Current issues in linguistic theory ; Series IV, v. 116.
Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Series IV, Current issues in linguistic theory, 0304-0763 ; v. 116
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Subjects:
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Phonology.
Inscriptions, Linear B.
Cypriot syllabary.
Alphabet.
Language awareness.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This study investigates the properties of several ancient syllabic and linear segmental scripts to make explicit the aspects of linguistic knowledge they attempt to represent. Some recent experimental work suggests that nonliterate speakers do not have segmental knowledge and that only syllabic knowledge is 'real' or accessible, whence the ubiquity of syllabaries. Miller disputes this by showing that such tests do not distinguish relevant types of knowledge, and that linguistic analysis of the ordering and writing conventions of early Western scripts corroborates the evidence from language acq
Contents:
ANCIENT SCRIPTS AND PHONOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; ABBREVIATIONS; 0. PREFACE; 1. THEORETICAL PREREQUISITES; 2. THE LINEAR B SYLLABARY; 3. THE CYPRIAN SYLLABARY; 4. THE GREEK ALPHABET; 5. THE RUNIC ALPHABET; 6. LITERACY AND LINGUISTICKNOWLEDGE; 7. IMPLICATIONS: AN IDEAL SCRIPT?; REFERENCES; GENERAL INDEX
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [117]-135) and index.
ISBN:
1-283-31285-9
9786613312853
90-272-7671-4
OCLC:
759101565