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Title:Breaking rules for orthography development
Contributor (author):Munro, Pamela
Date (W3CDTF):2014
Description:Chapter 8 of "Developing Orthographies for Unwritten Languages," Publications in Language Use and Education 6. Some chapters of this book were presented as papers at the LSA Symposium in 2011.
As the studies in this volume demonstrate, orthographies may vary substantially and yet function effectively for user communities. In this paper, I will review some basic orthography rules and then present two case studies -- from the Tlacolula Valley Zapotec [zab] language of central Oaxaca, Mexico, and the "sleeping" Gabrielino/Tongva/Fernandeño [xgf] language of southern California -- showing how these rules have been violated in the development of effective orthographies for these languages.
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/56616
Extent:Pages 169- 189
Is Part Of:Northern Perspective
Language (ISO639):eng
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):MX
Subject:Gabrielino-Fernandeño language
San Juan Guelavía Zapotec language
Orthography development; Writing system design; Case studies
Subject (ISO639):xgf
Type (DCMI):Text
Type (OLAC):language_description


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Citation: Munro, Pamela. 2014. Northern Perspective.
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