Foreword by David L. Share, University of Haifa
David L. Share [+]
University of Haifa
An Exploration of Writing is in the tradition of and in part a response to A Study of Writing , by I. J. Gelb (1952/1963). It encapsulates the author's over thirty years of work on writing systems, which range from investigating the physical process of writing to bringing to light the achievements of those who had deciphered forgotten scripts to developing a theoretical approach to the origins of writing which lead to insights into the nature of writing itself.