Alphabets
The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image
The Alphabet Versus the Goddess
The Conflict Between Word and Image
Paperback      ISBN: 0140196013
Forging provocative connections among many fields, the author of Art and Physics demonstrates how alphabetic literacy caused the development of the brain's left half over the right, which affected the role and power of women. Reprint. Tour.
Mysteries of the Alphabet: The Origins of Writing
Mysteries of the Alphabet
The Origins of Writing
Paperback      ISBN: 0789205211
The author is a professor (comparative literature), a poet, the author of fiction and non-fiction, and a rabbi, and is affiliated with the Aleph Center for Jewish Studies in Paris and the Bar-Ilan U. in Tel Aviv. This work, translated from the French (1999, Editions Assoudine, Paris) is a charming, visually delightful, information packed exploration of letters, words, and meanings. In particular, it tells how proto-Sinaitic pictograms derived from Egyptian hieroglyphics and discovered in the Sinai at the beginning of the 20th century evolved through the millennia and left their traces on our alphabet. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story
Alphabetical
How Every Letter Tells a Story
Hardcover      ISBN: 1619024837
"How on Earth did we fix upon our twenty-six letters, what do they really mean, and how did we come to write them down in the first place? Michael Rosen takes you on an unforgettable adventure through the history of the alphabet in twenty-six vivid chapters, fizzing with personal anecdotes and fascinating facts. Starting with the mysterious Phoenicians and how sounds first came to be written down, he races on to show how nonsense poems work, pins down the strange story of OK, traces our five lost lettersand tackles the tyranny of spelling, among many many other things. His heroes of the alphabet range from Edward Lear to Phyllis Pearsall (the inventor of the A-Z), and from the two scribes of Beowulf to rappers. Each chapter takes on a different subject - whether it's codes, umlauts or the writing of dictionaries. Rosen's enthusiasm for letters positively leaps off the page, whether it's the story of his life told through the typewriters he's owned or a chapter on jokes written in a string of gags and word games. This is the book for anyone who's ever wondered why Hawaiian only has a thirteen-letter alphabet or how exactly to write down the sound of a wild raspberry"--

Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story
Alphabetical
How Every Letter Tells a Story
Paperback      ISBN: 161902702x
"How on Earth did we fix upon our twenty-six letters, what do they really mean, and how did we come to write them down in the first place? Michael Rosen takes you on an unforgettable adventure through the history of the alphabet in twenty-six vivid chapters, fizzing with personal anecdotes and fascinating facts. Starting with the mysterious Phoenicians and how sounds first came to be written down, he races on to show how nonsense poems work, pins down the strange story of OK, traces our five lost lettersand tackles the tyranny of spelling, among many many other things. His heroes of the alphabet range from Edward Lear to Phyllis Pearsall (the inventor of the A-Z), and from the two scribes of Beowulf to rappers. Each chapter takes on a different subject - whether it's codes, umlauts or the writing of dictionaries. Rosen's enthusiasm for letters positively leaps off the page, whether it's the story of his life told through the typewriters he's owned or a chapter on jokes written in a string of gags and word games. This is the book for anyone who's ever wondered why Hawaiian only has a thirteen-letter alphabet or how exactly to write down the sound of a wild raspberry"--
Glyph*: A visual exploration of punctuation marks and other typographic symbols
Glyph*
A visual exploration of punctuation marks and other typographic symbols
Hardcover      ISBN: 190871428x
Glyph is a look into the representations of marks and glyphs in the Latin alphabet. From & to } to *, each mark has a brief explanation of its use and history, and a grid of its most interesting typographic variations. Who knew, for example, that the ampersand was once a letter in the alphabet?! A strikingly designed and packaged book featuring hard-cut greyboard edges and liberal use of neon throughout, this book will be of great appeal to linguists, typographers and design-afficionados alike.
Graffiti Alphabets: Street Fonts from Around the World
Graffiti Alphabets
Street Fonts from Around the World
Paperback      ISBN: 0500294291
Magical Alphabets
Magical Alphabets
Paperback      ISBN: 0877287473

The Routledge Handbook of Scripts and Alphabets
The Routledge Handbook of Scripts and Alphabets
2nd Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0415560985
The Routledge Handbook of Scripts and Alphabets is a unique reference to the main scripts and alphabets of the world. The Handbook presents over 60 alphabets covering an enormous scope of languages; from Amharic and Chinese to Thai and Cree. Full script tables are given for every language and each entry is accompanied by a detailed overview of its historical and linguistic context. New to this second edition: - enhanced introduction discussing the basic principles and strategies utilized by world writing systems - expanded to include more writing systems - improved presentation of non-Roman scripts. - organised into ancient, contemporary and autochthonous writing systems - many new entries on fascinating and lesser-known writing systems This handy resource is the ideal reference for all students and scholars of language and linguistics. It has been brought to our attention that in some of the copies of the book there is an alignment error in the tables for Cyrillic Scripts (pages 88-90) and Roman Scripts (pages 140-44). Please contact us at Isabelle.Cheng@tandf.co.uk to receive replacement copies of the corrected tables, free of charge. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Scholastic Success With Alphabet: Grade Pre-K
Scholastic Success With Alphabet
Grade Pre-K
Paperback      ISBN: 0545200946
Give students the targeted, skill-building practice they need with these standards-based books! Each workbook includes more than 40 ready-to-reproduce practice pages. Easy-to-follow directions and fun exercises motivate students to work on their own. Every activity in each book is correlated to state standards. For use with Grade PreK.
Teach Yourself Arabic Script Hacking: The Optimal Pathway to Learning the Arabic Alphabet
Teach Yourself Arabic Script Hacking
The Optimal Pathway to Learning the Arabic Alphabet
Paperback      ISBN: 1473679699
Using a unique, tried and tested algorithm, this book teaches you how to quickly and efficiently recognize letters and common words in Arabic script. Whether you're traveling the want to understand the words around you, or preparing to learn Arabic and want to master the basics, this is the book for you. In this book you will find: - An introduction to Arabic script - Practice activities to help you recognize each letter of the alphabet - Helpful mnemonics to help you remember the shape of each letter - Accompanying audio files, so you know how to pronounce letters and words - Handy tipes to help you decipher common and familiar words