Reading and writing: Insights from the alphasyllabaries of South and Southeast Asia

@inproceedings{Nag2014ReadingAW,
  title={Reading and writing: Insights from the alphasyllabaries of South and Southeast Asia},
  author={Sonali Nag and Charles A. Perfetti},
  year={2014}
}
A written text, at its core, brings a linguistic message to a reader visually through a specific system of graphs organised around mapping principles and display conventions. The wide variety of the world’s writing systems suggests that literacy is partly a matter of adaptations to the specific demands made by these systems. Graphs that map phonemes (alphabetic writing) shape reading in ways different from graphs that map syllables (Japanese Kana) and graphs that map morpheme-syllables (Chinese… CONTINUE READING