Writing systems research

Harley, Matthew W., David Roberts & Oluwapelumi Oyeniti (forthcoming). Analysing oral reading errors in Yoruba. In ed. Leila Schroeder: Orthography testing of beginning and/or advanced readers. Dallas: SIL International.

Roberts, David (2023). Roman script orthography development in Africa: Historical and contemporary perspectives. In Malatesha Joshi ed.: Handbook of literacy in Africa. Cham: Springer Nature.

Karan, Elke & David Roberts (2020). Orthography standardization. In Rainer Vossen & Gerrit Dimmendaal. The Oxford Handbook of African languages. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Roberts, David, Ginger Boyd, Johannes Merz & Valentin Vydrin (2020). Quantifying written ambiguities in tone languages: a comparative study of Elip, Mbelime and Eastern Dan. Language Documentation and Conservation. 14: 108-138.

Dan orthography testingRoberts, David & Valentin Vydrin (2019). Tonal oral reading errors in the orthography of Eastern Dan (Côte d’Ivoire). Nordic Journal of African Studies. 28:1.1-28. Download.

Roberts, David (2015). Laying a foundation for tone orthography research and decision-making: the Kabiye homograph corpus. Scripta 7: 151-189. Download.

Roberts, David & Terry Joyce (2012). Introduction to the special issue on 'Units of Language — Units of writing': a key relationship in writing systems research. Written Language and Literacy 15:2, 147-152. Table of contents.

Roberts, David (2013). A tone orthography typology. In ed. Susanne R. Borgwaldt & Terry Joyce, Typology of Writing Systems, BCT 51, 85-111. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Download.

Roberts, David (2010). Hidden morpheme boundaries in Kabiye: a source of miscues in a toneless orthography. Writing Systems Research. 2:2 139-153. Download.

Roberts, David (2010). Exploring written ambiguities can help assess where to mark tone. Writing Systems Research. 2:1, 25-40. Download.

Roberts, David (2009). Visual crowding and the tone orthography of African languages. Written Language & Literacy12:1, 140-155. Download.

Roberts, David (2008). The two Kabiye orthographies: a sociolinguistic and linguistic comparison. Written Language & Literacy, 11(1): 49-72. Download.

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