The Cambridge Handbook of Historical Orthography (Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics) (Hardcover)

The Cambridge Handbook of Historical Orthography (Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics) By Marco Condorelli (Editor), Hanna Rutkowska (Editor) Cover Image
By Marco Condorelli (Editor), Hanna Rutkowska (Editor)
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The study of orthography (spelling and writing systems), and its development over the history of language, is central to many areas of linguistic enquiry, offering insight into syntactic and morphological structures, phonology, typology, historical linguistics, literacy and reading, and the social and cultural context of language use. With contributions from a global team of scholars, this Handbook provides the first comprehensive overview of this rapidly developing field, tracing the development of historical orthography, with special emphasis on the last and present centuries. Chapters are split into five key thematic areas, with a focus throughout on the interplay between theory and practice. It also explores the methods used in studying historical orthography, and the principles involved in the development of a spelling system. Providing a critical assessment of the state of the art in the field, it is essential reading for anyone with an interest in writing systems and historical linguistics.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781108487313
ISBN-10: 1108487319
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: October 12th, 2023
Pages: 856
Language: English
Series: Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics