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us: Writing


  • Here are entered works on the process or result of recording language in the form of conventionalized visible marks or graphic signs on a surface. Works on the writing of a particular language are entered under the name of the language with subdivisions [Alphabet] and [Writing,] e.g. [Greek language--Alphabet; Egyptian language--Writing.] Works on systems of writing used by several peoples are entered under [Writing,] followed by the name of the system, e.g. [Writing, Arabic.]
  • General and comparative works on the Semitic alphabet and its ancient and modern derivatives, or with similar series of characters employed to represent the sounds of a language, are entered under [Alphabet.]
  • Works on variations in the style of writing in the past, and especially with ancient and medieval handwriting, are entered under [Paleography.]
  • Works on written languages as a form of communication or discourse are entered under [Written communication.]
  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Variants

    • us: Chirography
    • us: Handwriting
  • Broader Terms

    • us: Language and languages
  • Related Terms

    • us: Ciphers
    • us: Penmanship
  • LC Classification

    • Z40-Z104.5
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works on the process or result of recording language in the form of conventionalized visible marks or graphic signs on a surface. Works on the writing of a particular language are entered under the name of the language with subdivisions [Alphabet] and [Writing,] e.g. [Greek language--Alphabet; Egyptian language--Writing.] Works on systems of writing used by several peoples are entered under [Writing,] followed by the name of the system, e.g. [Writing, Arabic.]
    • General and comparative works on the Semitic alphabet and its ancient and modern derivatives, or with similar series of characters employed to represent the sounds of a language, are entered under [Alphabet.]
    • Works on variations in the style of writing in the past, and especially with ancient and medieval handwriting, are entered under [Paleography.]
    • Works on written languages as a form of communication or discourse are entered under [Written communication.]
  • Example Notes

    • Notes under [Alphabet; Paleography; Written communication]
  • Change Notes

    • 2000-09-05: new
    • 2007-05-08: revised
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