Author Handel, Zev J. (Zev Joseph), author
Title Sinography : the borrowing and adaptation of the Chinese script / by Zev Handel
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2019]
book jacket
 Modern History Library  495.111 H236    AVAILABLE    30550100658150
 Chinese Lit.&Phi. Lib.  802.2 H236    AVAILABLE    30580003461840
 人文社會聯圖  PL1171 .H3383 2019    AVAILABLE    30630020125470
Descript xiii, 369 pages ; 24 cm
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Series Language, writing and literary culture in the sinographic cosmopolis, 2589-8787 ; volume 1
Language, writing and literary culture in the sinographic cosmopolis ; volume 1
Note "In the more than 3,000 years since its invention, the Chinese script has been adapted many times to write languages other than Chinese, including Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese, and Zhuang. In Sinography: Cross-linguistic Perspectives of the Borrowing and Adaptation of the Chinese Script, Zev Handel provides a comprehensive analysis of how the structural features of these languages constrained and motivated methods of script adaptation. This comparative study reveals the universal principles at work in the borrowing of logographic scripts. By analyzing and explaining these principles, Handel advances our understanding of how early writing systems have functioned and spread, providing a new framework that can be applied to the history of scripts beyond East Asia, such as Sumerian and Akkadian cuneiform"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Chinese writing -- Korean -- Vietnamese -- Japanese -- Comparative analysis -- Other languages: Zhuang, Khitan, Jurchen -- Beyond the sinographosphere: Sumerian and Akkadian -- Conclusion: script adaptation, linguistic typology, and cognitive universals
Subject Chinese characters
Chinese language -- Influence on foreign languages