Balti scripts

James Ward jamesward at EARTHLINK.NET
Wed Apr 9 07:21:40 UTC 2003

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Dear Greg,

Do please forward any information you are able to send.  I would be very
interested to read it -- a comparative perspective will be very
helpful.  Thanks!


On Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at 12:14  AM, Greg Cooper wrote:

> Dear James,
> Just a postscript in response to your reply: I've just submitted a PhD
> thesis on issues in the development of a writing system for another
> minority language in Pakistan (Kalasha). One of my chapters looks
> specifically at the whole topic of alternative writing systems for
> minority languages across that region of the world (Central and South
> Asia). There are many examples of the employment of different
> (sometimes up to three or four) scripts for particular minority
> languages. Sometimes it is synchronic variation, depending on the
> countries in which various pockets of each language community happen to
> reside, and sometimes it is diachronic variation, depending on various
> social, political, religious and phonological factors, all of which I
> have discussed in the chapter. Sometimes both categories of variation
> come into play. If you would like more details, I can forward them to
> you.
> Regards,
> Greg Cooper.

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