Writing C Writing Theory and History of the Technology of Civilization traces the origins of writing tied to speech from ancient Sumer through the Greek alphabet and beyond Examines the earliest evidence for wr

  • Title: Writing C
  • Author: Barry B. Powell
  • ISBN: 9781405162562
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Writing Theory and History of the Technology of Civilization traces the origins of writing tied to speech from ancient Sumer through the Greek alphabet and beyond.Examines the earliest evidence for writing in Mesopotamia in the fourth millennium BC, the origins of purely phonographic systems, and the mystery of alphabetic writingIncludes discussions of Ancient Egyptian, CWriting Theory and History of the Technology of Civilization traces the origins of writing tied to speech from ancient Sumer through the Greek alphabet and beyond.Examines the earliest evidence for writing in Mesopotamia in the fourth millennium BC, the origins of purely phonographic systems, and the mystery of alphabetic writingIncludes discussions of Ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Mayan writingShows how the structures of writing served and do serve social needs and in turn create patterns of social behaviorClarifies the argument with many illustrations

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    1. Fun if intermittently a bit truculent. Like hiking around Mesopotomia with a swashbuckling pedant.Haven't meddled in this literature for years, so not sure how influential is his theory that West Semitic syllabaries (sic) were adapted into the Greek alphabet specifically to support epic poetry. I'm skeptical, but I enjoyed the presentation anyway. I'm also not entirely sure what he gains in terms of rigor with his taxonomy of semasiographic writing, but I can see how it at least functions as a m [...]


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