Script (Writing) a collection of symbols used to transcribe human speech into writing

Script is a term in Grammatology that commonly means "a collection of symbols used to transcribe human speech into writing." This term belongs mainly to the broader category called Writing.

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a maximal collection of characters used for writing languages or for transcribing linguistic data that share common characteristics of appearance, share a common set of typical behaviours, have a common history of development, and that would be identified as being related by some community of users. Examples: Roman (or Latin) script, Arabic script, Cyrillic script, Thai script, Devanagari script, Chinese script, etc.

SIL International Contributors, "ScriptSource: Script," accessed September 11, 2023, [Visit]

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PsychLing Contributors. "Script." PsychLing, OMNIKA Foundation, 6 Sep. 2023, Accessed 28 May. 2024.


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PsychLing Contributors. "Script." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created September 6, 2023. Modified September 16, 2023. Accessed May 28, 2024.


APA Dictionary

APA Contributors. "APA Dictionary of Psychology." Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Accessed September 14, 2023. [Visit]


Crystal, David, ed. A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics. 6ed. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2011.


Internet Archive Contributors. "Wayback Machine." San Francisco, CA: Internet Archive. Created October 24, 2001. Accessed July 21, 2023. [Visit]


SIL International Contributors. "ScriptSource: Index of Languages and Writing Systems." Dallas, TX: SIL International. Created June 11, 2011. Accessed July 28, 2023. [Visit]

ISO 15924

Unicode Consortium Contributors. "ISO 15924 Registration Authority: Codes for the Representation of Names of Scripts." Mountain View, CA: The Unicode Consortium. Created 2004. Accessed August 6, 2023. [Visit]

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