Visible Speech

Visible Speech

The Diverse Oneness of Writing Systems

eBook - 1989
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"Visible Speech is an attempt to set the record straight about the nature of writing. John DeFrancis, a noted specialist in the Chinese language, shows that writing can be based only upon a sound system and not upon any other linguistic level. He corrects the erroneous views of Chinese writing as pictographic, ideographic, logographic, or morphemic, and defends his conclusion that because of these misrepresentations, the nature of all writing continues to be misunderstood."--Jacket.
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, ©1989
ISBN: 9780585328683
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 306 pages) : illustrations


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