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Writing Systems 1

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Department
Linguistics
Course
LIN 201
Professor
Ikier
Semester
Fall

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-Orthography = correct spelling -In ling., means "writing" in general -Lang. is an evolved ability -Langs. grow/change/die naturally -Writing sys. are invented -Can be dramatically changed -Inventing writing req'd a ton of metaling. awareness -Not unual in bi-/multiling. -Knowledge of writing is learned actively -Conscious -Have to try to learn -No one learns unless taught -Majority of mankind thru'out history = illiterate -Very conscious of what you know -What knowledge of writing is comprised of -Basic symbols, representing ling. units -Rules for connecting symbols -Other (less basic) symbols for organization -Like blank space, punctuation -Rules for discourse, appropriateness -Graphs vs graphemes -Writing sys. use basic gr
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