This course will outline the various writing systems of the world, beginning with primitive drawings to the development of the alphabet.
Short quizzes every second week as well as a final examination.
Gelb, I.e.: A Study of Writing. Diringer D.: Writing.
Writing as a system of signs.
Word-syllabic systems: Sumerian, Egyptian, Hittite Chinese.
Syllabic writings: cuneiform syllabaries.
The Japanese and Korean syllabaries.
The alphabet: its history and development and diffusion.
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