The alphabet

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Date
1958
Summary
In this series, Dr. Henry Lee Smith, Jr., Professor of Linguistics and English at the University of Buffalo, presents an introduction to linguistics covering the nature of language, its structure and development.
In this episode, Dr. Smith, Jr., analyzes the English writing system and traces the origin, development and spread of the alphabet. He spends a short time discussing other important writing systems, including Sanskrit, Chinese, and Arabic, and discusses the significance of hieroglyphics in the development of written language.
Publishers
WNET/13; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center; National Educational Television; Educational Television and Radio Center; Metropolitan Educational Television Association, New York City; Institute for Research in Human Communication, University of Buffalo
Genre
Educational
Subject
Alphabet ; Language and languages ; Language & Linguistics
Collection
National Educational Television
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Physical Description
4 Films (1:56:04); 16mm
Notes
Gift to the IUB Libraries from Instructional Support Services. | Possible alternate titles include: The Alphabet
Broadcast Date: 1958
Other Identifiers
IULMIA Film Database: 40000003331461; Other: GR00452276; MDPI Barcode: 40000003331461