LING 290

Writing Systems of the World

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0

Explores the categories and unique characteristics of a sampling of ancient and modern writing systems, focusing on primarily visual systems and on the relationship of writing to language. Examines diverse representational systems, which may include non-visual systems like Braille, textile-based systems and graffiti, in order to gain an understanding of the nature of writing. Briefly considers the origins of writing and its social context.

Undergraduate course in Linguistics offered by the Department of Linguistics in the Faculty of Humanities.

Summer Fall Spring

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