A SELECTED LIST OF WORKS IN ENGLISH
|BLOOMFIELD L., Language, London, 1935. For the connection between writing and speech.|
|BODMER F., The Loom of Language, London, 1944. Has a chapter on writing and on the alphabet in particular.|
|CHILDE V. G., Man Makes Himrelf, London, 1936, etc. Chapters 7 and 8 on the influence and development of writing in the ancient world, especially Mesopotamia and Egypt.|
|DIRINGER D., The Alphabet, London, n.d. ( 1948?). Up-to-date and very comprehensive; most full on alphabet, but includes all other scripts too. The chief work now available. Full bibliographies.|
|GRIFFITH C. L. T., The Story of Letters and Numbers, London, 1939. Short descriptions, with good tables of almost all important scripts.|
|KENYON F. G., Books and Readers in Ancient Greece and Rome, Oxford, England, 1951 ( 2d ed.).|
|MASON W. A., A History of the Art of Writing, New York, 1920. Good general survey, but interpretation inevitably at times out of date, especially of the alphabet.|
|MCMURTRIE D. C., The Book: The Story of Printing and Bookmaking, New York, 1943 ( 3d ed.).|
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Publication information: Book title: The Triumph of the Alphabet:A History of Writing. Contributors: A. C. Moorhouse - Author. Publisher: Henry Schuman. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1953. Page number: 216.
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