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Writing systems by Geoffrey Sampson

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Published by Hutchinson in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Written communication.,
  • Linguistics.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography, p218-225. - Includes index.

StatementGeoffrey Sampson.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsP211
The Physical Object
Pagination234p. :
Number of Pages234
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18556483M
ISBN 100091730511

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