Karen Rice and Michael Cahill

In this workshop we outline the complex process of designing an orthography. While phonological analysis is usually straightforward and can be done in a reasonably short period of time, orthography development is a process that involves much more than a phonological analysis. We walk students through some of the considerations one may have to take into account when designing an orthography, such as script, standardization, politics and religion. We provide an opportunity for hands-on analysis and aim to exchange experiences, brainstorm, and expand resources together.