Where does The Alphabet come from?

To answer this question, go to the BBC – it is all discussed in one of their podcasts, titled

The Alphabet

Thu, 18 Dec 03, Duration: 43 mins

Melvyn Bragg investigates how sounds turned into signs and signs became the alphabet. With guests Rosalind Thomas, Eleanor Robson and Alan Millard.

Download 20MB (right click & “save target as / link as”)

(look down the page – listed in date order)


About backyardbooks

This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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