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The Neural Bases of Reading: Universals and Writing System Variations

Charles Perfetti, Jessica Nelson, Ying Liu, Julie Fiez, and Li-Hai Tan

in The Neural Basis of Reading

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195300369
eISBN:
9780199863747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300369.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter explores the highly contrastive cases of English and Chinese to examine how the neural basis of reading accommodates variability in the structure of languages. The notion of ... More


The Multilingual and Multiorthographic Taiwan-Based Internet: Creative Uses of Writing Systems on College-Affilated BBSs

Hsi-Yao Su

in The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304794
eISBN:
9780199788248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304794.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter investigates creative uses of writing systems on the electronic bulletin boards (BBSs) of two college student organizations in Taipei, Taiwan. Data were collected from postings on ... More


Alphabetic Origins

Dennis Pardee

in The Ugaritic Texts and the Origins of West-Semitic Literary Composition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264928
eISBN:
9780191754104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264928.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter lays out the peculiarities of the Ugaritic language and hence of its peculiar contributions to our knowledge of the history of culture. It discusses the nature of the language and its ... More


“A Funky Language for Teenzz to Use”: Representing Gulf Arabic in Instant Messaging

David Palfreyman and Muhamed Al Khalil

in The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304794
eISBN:
9780199788248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304794.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines how the Roman alphabet and other ASCII symbols such as numerals are used to represent colloquial Gulf Arabic dialect in instant messaging in the United Arab Emirates. This use ... More


Introduction: Welcome to the Multilingual Internet

Brenda Danet and Susan C. Herring

in The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304794
eISBN:
9780199788248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304794.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This introductory chapter reviews research on the language(s) of CMC in a variety of linguistic/sociocultural contexts, focusing on constraints of writing systems; linguistic and discourse features ... More


On Evidence

Jeremy J. Smith

in Sound Change and the History of English

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199291953
eISBN:
9780191710568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291953.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter addresses a key problem in the study of sound-change, viz. the nature of the evidence. The notion of ‘witness’ is interrogated, and then the chapter deals with four sources of witnesses ... More


The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Brenda Danet and Susan C. Herring (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304794
eISBN:
9780199788248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304794.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Although English is the de facto lingua franca of the Internet, most Internet users are not native speakers of English. Two-thirds of the one billion users now online communicate in other languages, ... More


“It’s All Greeklish to Me!”: Linguistic and Sociocultural Perspectives on Roman-Alphabeted Greek in Asynchronous Computer-Mediated Communication

Theodora Tseliga

in The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304794
eISBN:
9780199788248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304794.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter investigates the use of Roman-alphabeted Greek in CMC, a phenomenon known as “Greeklish.” Quantitative analyses of a group of discourse features were conducted on a small corpus of Greek ... More


Greeklish and Greekness: Trends and Discourses of “Glocalness”

Dimitris Koutsogiannis and Bessie Mitsikopoulou

in The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304794
eISBN:
9780199788248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304794.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This study explores social attitudes toward “Greeklish”, an online discursive practice involving the use of the Roman alphabet to write Greek. Approaching Greeklish from the perspective of current ... More


Linguistic Innovations and Interactional Features in Japanese BBS Communication

Yukiko Nishimura

in The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304794
eISBN:
9780199788248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304794.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter explores the linguistic and interactional properties of informal asynchronous CMC in Japanese, using Bulletin Board System (BBS) messages sent to fan sites as the primary source of data. ... More


Linguistic Features of Email and ICQ Instant Messaging in Hong Kong

Carmen K. M. Lee

in The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304794
eISBN:
9780199788248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304794.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the linguistic features of CMC in Hong Kong, based on a 70,000-word corpus of email and ICQ messages collected mainly from undergraduate students whose first language is ... More


Dictionary writing systems and beyond

Andrea Abel

in Electronic Lexicography

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654864
eISBN:
9780191745966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654864.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Semantics and Pragmatics

Compiling a dictionary is a challenging, laborious and time-consuming task, sometimes real ‘drudgery’. For many years, collecting data and compiling dictionary entries was done with pen and paper, ... More


The origins and evolution of writing

AndrÉ Roch Lecours

in Origins of the Human Brain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523901
eISBN:
9780191689048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523901.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The invention of writing was obviously subserved by an already powerful brain-mind complex, thus, when writing was invented, the human body had long been capable of storing within itself the ... More


Introduction

Laurence Labrune

in The Phonology of Japanese

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199545834
eISBN:
9780191738562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545834.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

This first chapter provides a general introduction to the book, presenting its aims, methods, theoretical background, the status, origins, and periodisation of the Japanese language, as well as the ... More


A Social History of Hebrew: Its Origins Through the Rabbinic Period

William M. Schniedewind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300176681
eISBN:
9780300199109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300176681.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book is the first major work treating the early history of Hebrew from a sociolinguistic perspective. It chronicles the relationship between language and society and emphasizes the distinction ... More


Language, Land, and People: Toward the History of Classical Hebrew

William M. Schniedewind

in A Social History of Hebrew: Its Origins Through the Rabbinic Period

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300176681
eISBN:
9780300199109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300176681.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter argues for the close relationship between language and culture. It discusses the proper linguistic approach for studying an ancient, now dead, language. It introduces the concept of the ... More


How Children Learn to Write Words

Rebecca Treiman and Brett Kessler

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199907977
eISBN:
9780190228422
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199907977.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Mastering the writing system of one’s language is crucial for success in a modern society. This book examines how children learn to produce writing. The book provides a novel theoretical framework ... More


The Phonology of Invented Spelling 1

Wayne O'Neil

in Rich Languages From Poor Inputs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199590339
eISBN:
9780191745041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590339.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter examines the phonology of invented spelling. The data clearly indicate that English inventive spellers aim for a taxonomic phonemic representation, one that is phonetically grounded and ... More


Corpus tools for lexicographers

Adam Kilgarriff and Iztok Kosem

in Electronic Lexicography

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654864
eISBN:
9780191745966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654864.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Semantics and Pragmatics

The chapter reviews the functionality of corpus tools used for lexicographic purposes. After a brief history, it discusses how the corpora have to be prepared for some of the features to work. An ... More


Phonetic Transcription in Theory and Practice

Berry Heselwood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748640737
eISBN:
9780748695195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640737.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

The development of phonetic notation from writing systems, and of phonetic transcription as a special mode of writing, are placed within the history of phonetics and within a theoretical framework ... More


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