15.3528, Media: Science Magazine: The Indus Script--Write or Wrong

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Subject: 15.3528, Media: Science Magazine: The Indus Script--Write or Wrong

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Date: 18-Dec-2004
From: Chilin Shih < cls at uiuc.edu >
Subject: Science Magazine: The Indus Script--Write or Wrong


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Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2004 10:42:00
From: Chilin Shih < cls at uiuc.edu >
Subject: Science Magazine: The Indus Script--Write or Wrong


This week's Science Magazine (17 December, 2004. Vol. 306 No. 5704)
features an article on the Indus Valley Script, asking whether it is a
writing system or not.  This article is based on collaborative work of
Steve Farmer, an independent comparative historian from Portola Valley,
California; Richard Sproat, a computational linguist from the University of
Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; and Michael Witzel, Wales Professor of Sanskrit
from Harvard University.

Science Magazine (http://www.sciencemag.org/) is by subscription only, and is
accessible through most university library systems.

The research article that the Science report is based on, 'The Collapse of
the Indus-Script Thesis: The Myth of a Literate Harappan Civilization' by
Farmer, Sproat, and Witzel, is accessible at:

http://compling.ai.uiuc.edu/indus/


Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                     Computational Linguistics
                     Historical Linguistics
                     Writing Systems





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