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Writing Systems of the World

timvance.jpgProject Director: Dr. Timothy Vance (U Arizona)
Description: The goal of this project is to introduce students to the variety of writing systems that have been and are used around the world. This project will result in a carefully designed survey of the types of diverse writing systems that different cultures have developed. The instructional materials will provide modules for Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, and possibly Korean, and include information on all the writing systems. The two primary target audiences are undergraduate and secondary-school teachers and students. Final products include: individual modules, consisting of introductory notes on the variety of writing systems; lecture notes (available in CD or website format); a student workbook; and a teacher’s manual as an introduction to a language-specific writing system. A summer workshop took place at the University of Arizona to test these materials.

Materials

ws-cover.jpg Writing Systems of the World - Timothy Vance
This manual introduces students to the variety of writing systems that have been and are used around the world by providing a carefully designed survey of the types of diverse writing systems that different cultures have developed. This manual provides modules for Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, and Korean, and includes information on all the writing systems. The two primary target audiences are undergraduate and secondary-school teachers and students. Student workbook and instructor’s manual are available for purchase from CERCLL.