LING115 - WRITING SYSTEMS

The historical origin of writing in Sumeria, Egypt, China, and Mesoamerica; the transmission of writing across languages and cultures, including the route from Phoenician to Greek to Etruscan to Latin to English; the development of individual writing systems over time; the traditional classification of written symbols (ideographic, logographic, syllabic, alphabetic); methods of decipherment; differences between spoken and written language; how linguistic structure influences writing, and is reflected by it; social and political aspects of writing; literacy and the acquisition of writing.
Section 001 - LEC
MW 1100AM-1200PM
BUCKLEY, EUGENE
TOWNE BUILDING 311
Section 201 - REC
F 1000AM-1100AM
CHEN, MAO-HSU
DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB 3C6
Section 202 - REC
F 1100AM-1200PM
CHEN, MAO-HSU
DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB 3C6