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.
Dr. Henry Lee Smith Jr.; Bob Warner; Frank Jacoby; Edith Crowell Trager; William Riggs; Paul Saitta; Beth Leibowitz; Helene Thomas; Metropolitan Educational Television Association, New York City; Institute for Research in Human Communication, University of Buffalo
Indiana University Audio-Visual Center; National Educational Television
Alphabet ; Language and languages ; Linguistics
National Educational Television
IUL Moving Image Archive
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- Physical Description
4 Films (1:56:04); 16mm
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IULMIA Film Database: 40000003331461; Other: GR00452276; MDPI Barcode: 40000003331461
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