Graphemics and Diachrony: Evidence from Hebrew - Afroasiatic Linguistics (Paperback)
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Graphemics and Diachrony: Evidence from Hebrew - Afroasiatic Linguistics (Paperback)

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Published: 31/12/1975
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The analysis of writing is shown to parallel that of speech. Graphemes-- that is, letter shapes--are analyzed in terms of the physical distinctive features of strokes, minimal pairs, and etic and emic components. Hence, GRAPHEMICS. In the development of Hebrew/Yiddish cursive from the medieval square forms, there is a clear tendency toward maximization of contrasts, elimination of redundancy, and evolution by means of drag chains and push chains; there is also some evidence of gradualness, and documentation of sub-emic change.

Publisher: Undena Publications,U.S.
ISBN: 9780890039380
Number of pages: 16
Dimensions: 280 x 215 mm

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