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grapheme

(grăf′ēm)
1. A letter of an alphabet.
2. The smallest element in a writing system.
3. A written symbol or group of symbols used to represent a single sound.
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The terminological problem should also be addressed in the future, as present research demonstrates there is great controversy about the use of graphology and graphemics as labels for the study of writing systems.
It is quite evident that the distinction made in standard Latin orthographies of modern Indonesian languages between v and w, paired with the arising of a marginal phonemic distinction between /v/ and /w/ in Bahasa Indonesia, tends to confuse scholars about the phonemic and graphemic interpretation of written data of the pre-Latin past, when no such distinctions existed.
A detailed graphemic analysis of the KS editions reveals that their printers were characterised by different degrees of both consistency and subjection to the normative influence.
Because the long 'i' vowel sound can be represented with a number of different long 'i' orthographic patterns, the speller also must develop a mental graphemic representation (MGR) of the long 'i' vowel pattern specific to a given word (Apel, 2009; Ehri & Wilce, 1982; Glenn & Hurley, 1993).
Goldwasser insists that the prominent feature of the hieroglyphic script which Egyptologists call "determinatives" is an elaborate graphemic system of classifiers.
They introduce readers to the art and science of quantitative analysis of writing systems, then concentrate on the phoneme-grapheme relation in Italian, English, Slovene, Slovak, the graphemic representation of the Oriya phonemes and the distribution of graphemic representations.
According to Frith (1985), logography language uses a graphemic unit as a symbol that represents meaning.
In the Tibetan written system each phonetic element of a word falls precisely in one of the seven following graphemic categories.
Here, nearly three decades earlier, we see nascent traces of these ideologies in "1-100" a piece which enthusiastically subjugates the graphemic to the phonemic, reveling in sound's expressive power.
a novel or novella-length narrative in book or pamphlet (that is graphemic as opposed to acoustic) form, told in the first person by a narrator who is also the real protagonist or witness of the events she or he recounts.
Ya puede tentarme la Reina del Chic: No dejo la capa y le hago la [??].(99) The final symbol iconographically communicates what the verbal or graphemic one could not, yet the trace of the grapheme is present/absent in that visual icon, which could be construed as yet another manifestation of Derrida's unresolved, vibrant dialectic of writing's remembering and forgetting.
Phonological mediation and the graphemic buffer disorder in spelling: Cross-language differences?