Ancient Scripts and Phonological KnowledgeeBook - 1994
This study investigates the properties of several ancient syllabic and linear segmental scripts to make explicit the aspects of linguistic knowledge they attempt to represent. Some recent experimental work suggests that nonliterate speakers do not have segmental knowledge and that only syllabic knowledge is 'real' or accessible, whence the ubiquity of syllabaries. Miller disputes this by showing that such tests do not distinguish relevant types of knowledge, and that linguistic analysis of the ordering and writing conventions of early Western scripts corroborates the evidence from language acq.
Publisher: Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 1994
Characteristics: 1 online resource (155 pages)