A Computational Theory of Writing Systems by Richard SproatA Computational Theory of Writing Systems by Richard Sproat

A Computational Theory of Writing Systems

byRichard Sproat

Paperback | December 14, 2006

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This innovative book develops a formal computational theory of writing systems and relates it to psycholinguistic results. Drawing on case studies of writing systems around the world, it offers specific proposals about the linguistic objects that are represented by orthographic elements and the formal constraints that hold of the mapping relation between them. Based on the insights gained, it posits a new taxonomy of writing systems. The book will be of interest to students and researchers in theoretical and computational linguistics, the psycholinguistics of reading and writing, and speech technology.
Title:A Computational Theory of Writing SystemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:December 14, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521034221

ISBN - 13:9780521034227

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Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; Preface; 1. Reading devices; 2. Regularity; 3. ORL depth and consistency; 4. Linguistic elements; 5. Psycholinguistic evidence; 6. Further Issues; Bibliography; Index.

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"...this is easily the most original piece of writing in linguistics that I have read in the last ten years." Gerald Penn, Written Language & Literacy