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Title Orthographies in Early Modern Europe / edited by Susan Baddeley, Anja Voeste
Published Berlin : Walter de Gruyter & Co, 2012
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Contents Introduction: Orthographies in Early Modern Europe: A comparative view / Susan Baddeley and Anja Voeste -- Spanish: Variation and standardization in the history of Spanish spelling / Elena Lamas Pombo -- Italian: Italian orthography in Early Modern times / Andreas Michel -- French: French orthography in the 16th century / Susan Baddeley -- English: Variable focusing in English spelling between 1400 and 1600 / Terttu Nevalainen -- German The emergence of suprasegmental spellings in German / Anja Voeste -- Swedish: Variable norms in 16th-century Swedish orthography / Alexander Zheltukhin -- Polish: The standardization of Polish orthography in the 16th century / Daniel Bunčić -- Czech: Religion and diacritics: The case of Czech orthography / Tilman Berger -- Croatian: On the creation of Croatian: The development of Croatian Latin orthography in the 16th century / Roland Marti -- Hungarian: 16th-century Hungarian orthography / Klára Korompay -- Finnish: Standardization of Finnish orthography: From reformists to national awakeners / Taru Nordlund
Summary This volume provides, for the first time, a pan-European view of the development of written languages at a key time in their history: that of the 16th century. The major cultural and intellectual upheavals that affected Europe at the time - Humanism, the Reformation and the emergence of modern nation-states - were not isolated phenomena, and the evolution of the orthographical systems of European languages shows a large number of convergences, due to the mobility of scholars, ideas and technological innovations throughout the period
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Subject Writing -- Europe -- History.
Form Electronic book
Author Baddeley, Susan, editor
Voeste, Anja, editor
ISBN 9783110288179 (electronic bk.)
3110288176 (electronic bk.)