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Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/10/11 Ch. 16 Writing November 17, 2010 The Study of Language, Yule, 2010
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5/10/11 What is writing? Symbolic representation of language through the use of graphic signs. Learned, not acquired. Not all languages have a written form (ASL is one). Even when a written form exists, there are individual language users who cannot use it.
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5/10/11 Graphology Graphology – study of written language; system of written language. Grapheme – smallest units of writing which create a contrast in meaning. b at , c at Graphemes also include punctuation and other symbols like % @ # Graphemes are abstract units.
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5/10/11 World languages 51% of the world’s population speaks: Mandarin Chinese, English, Spanish, Arabic (all varieties), Hindi, Portuguese, Bengali, Russian, Japanese, French and German (Skutnabb-Kangas 2000). Each has 100 million mother tongue speakers or more. All written and all have vast stores of http://portal.unesco.org/education/en/ev.php-URL_ID=28301&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html
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5/10/11 Advantages of writing systems Preservation of language and history
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