9789004386327-9004386327-Sinography: The Borrowing and Adaptation of the Chinese Script (Language, Writing and Literary Culture in the Sinographic Co)

Sinography: The Borrowing and Adaptation of the Chinese Script (Language, Writing and Literary Culture in the Sinographic Co)

ISBN-13: 9789004386327
ISBN-10: 9004386327
Author: Zev Handel
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: BRILL
Format: Hardcover 384 pages
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ISBN-13: 9789004386327
ISBN-10: 9004386327
Author: Zev Handel
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: BRILL
Format: Hardcover 384 pages

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Acknowledged author Zev Handel wrote Sinography: The Borrowing and Adaptation of the Chinese Script (Language, Writing and Literary Culture in the Sinographic Co) comprising 384 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 9004386327 and 9789004386327. Since then Sinography: The Borrowing and Adaptation of the Chinese Script (Language, Writing and Literary Culture in the Sinographic Co) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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"In the more than 3,000 years since its invention, the Chinese script has been adapted many times to write languages other than Chinese, including Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese, and Zhuang. In Sinography: Cross-linguistic Perspectives of the Borrowing andAdaptation of the Chinese Script, Zev Handel provides a comprehensive analysis of how the structural features of these languages constrained and motivated methods of script adaptation. This comparative study reveals the universal principles at work in the borrowing of logographic scripts. By analyzing and explaining these principles, Handel advances our understanding of how early writing systems have functioned and spread, providing a new framework that can be applied to the history of scripts beyond East Asia, such as Sumerian and Akkadian cuneiform"--

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