THE CODIFICATION OF PUNCTUATION NORMS IN SPELLING DICTIONARIES AND SPELLING GUIDES PUBLISHED IN THE 1920S Cover Image

КОДИФИКАЦИЯ НА ПУНКТУАЦИОННИТЕ НОРМИ В ПРАВОПИСНИТЕ РЕЧНИЦИ И РЪКОВОДСТВАТА ПО ПРАВОПИС, ИЗДАДЕНИ ПРЕЗ ДВАЙСЕТТЕ ГОДИНИ НА ХХ В.
THE CODIFICATION OF PUNCTUATION NORMS IN SPELLING DICTIONARIES AND SPELLING GUIDES PUBLISHED IN THE 1920S

Author(s): Katya Charalozova
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Philology
Published by: Институт за български език „Проф. Любомир Андрейчин“
Keywords: punctuation marks; punctuation norms; codification; spelling dictionaries; spelling guides

Summary/Abstract: The article traces the codification of punctuation rules in spelling dictionaries and spelling guides from the beginning of the 20th century in a changed language situation where Standard Bulgarian already functioned as an official state language. The new situation necessitated the establishment of uniform orthography by codifying the spelling and punctuation norms based on the literary practice. The author studies the rules for the use of punctuation marks and analyzes the state of the codification at the beginning of the 20th century as compared with contemporary codification. The paper confirms the hypothesis about the continuity in the codification of the Standard Bulgarian language in a historical perspective.

  • Issue Year: 67/2020
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 59-70
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Bulgarian