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Orthography and Phonology

Dov-Ber Kerler

in The Origins of Modern Literary Yiddish

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151661
eISBN:
9780191672798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151661.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In the prototype works that are being examined, there are some observations with regard to orthography and phonology. The writings were still considered conservative in some level, based on ... More


“A Funky Language for Teenzz to Use”: Representing Gulf Arabic in Instant Messaging

David Palfreyman and Muhamed Al Khalil

in The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304794
eISBN:
9780199788248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304794.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines how the Roman alphabet and other ASCII symbols such as numerals are used to represent colloquial Gulf Arabic dialect in instant messaging in the United Arab Emirates. This use ... More


The Multilingual and Multiorthographic Taiwan-Based Internet: Creative Uses of Writing Systems on College-Affilated BBSs

Hsi-Yao Su

in The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304794
eISBN:
9780199788248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304794.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter investigates creative uses of writing systems on the electronic bulletin boards (BBSs) of two college student organizations in Taipei, Taiwan. Data were collected from postings on ... More


Neography: Unconventional Spelling in French SMS Text Messages

Jacques Anis

in The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304794
eISBN:
9780199788248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304794.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The abbreviated and often nonstandard orthography and grammar used in SMS messages have provoked the ire of language purists in France. This chapter presents a systematic linguistic analysis of ... More


Linguistic Innovations and Interactional Features in Japanese BBS Communication

Yukiko Nishimura

in The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304794
eISBN:
9780199788248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304794.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter explores the linguistic and interactional properties of informal asynchronous CMC in Japanese, using Bulletin Board System (BBS) messages sent to fan sites as the primary source of data. ... More


A Dialect Written in the Spelling of the Capital: Basil Bunting Goes Home

Matthew Hart

in Nations of Nothing But Poetry: Modernism, Transnationalism, and Synthetic Vernacular Writing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390339
eISBN:
9780199776191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390339.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter analyzes the late poems of Basil Bunting. It questions why Bunting's return to northern England in middle age — a nostos that shapes his autobiographical poem, Briggflatts (1966) ... More


Spelling Scots: The Orthography of Literary Scots, 1700-2000

Jennifer Bann and John Corbett

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748643059
eISBN:
9781474416085
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643059.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This volume provides a comprehensive survey of the spelling system of Older and Modern Scots, illustrating how this orthographic system has developed partly in response to historical shifts in ... More


Alfred Bester

Jad Smith

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040634
eISBN:
9780252099076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040634.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Like Isaac Asimov and Robert A. Heinlein, science fiction author Alfred Bester started his career as a pulp writer and finished it as a Grand Master, but he followed a far more curious path to the ... More


Philologies of Race: Ethnological Linguistics and Novelistic Representation

Robert Lawrence Gunn

in Ethnology and Empire: Languages, Literature, and the Making of the North American Borderlands

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479842582
eISBN:
9781479812516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842582.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Grounded in close readings of Cooper’s The Pioneers and The Last of the Mohicans, chapter 1 explores the role of comparative grammar on U.S. debates concerning Native American origins, race, and ... More


Local Vocals: Hawai’i’s Pidgin Literature, Performance, and Postcoloniality

Susan M. Schultz

in Close Listening: Poetry and the Performed Word

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109924
eISBN:
9780199855261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109924.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

To write in pidgin is to write in a language that has no standardized orthography. In the same way reading pidgin can be difficult even for native speakers who are unaccustomed to seeing pidgin words ... More


Japanese Spirit and Chinese Learning: Scribes and Storytellers In Pre-modern Japan

Jonathan Boyarin

in The Ethnography of Reading

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079557
eISBN:
9780520913431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079557.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Ever since the disappearance of the land bridges that linked Japan to the Asian mainland in the Pleistocene epoch, the history of the archipelago has been animated at a profound level by the ... More


Soviet Yiddish orthography

Gennady Estraikh

in Soviet Yiddish: Language-Planning and Linguistic Development

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184799
eISBN:
9780191674365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184799.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter looks at the history of Yiddish orthographic reforms proposed and implemented in the Soviet Union. These reforms were based on pre-1917 projects envisaging phoneticization of Yiddish ... More


Introduction

David Robey

in Sound and Structure in the Divine Comedy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184980
eISBN:
9780191674419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184980.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The project that has led to this book uses computer analysis to construct a description of the sounds of Dante's Divine Comedy. While the importance of sound in poetry is indisputable, it is not at ... More


Conclusion

Robert D. Greenberg

in Language and Identity in the Balkans: Serbo-Croatian and Its Disintegration

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199208753
eISBN:
9780191717673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208753.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter discusses the Serb-Croatian successor languages, their shared obstacles, and divergent solutions. Recurring issues include language nomenclature, a standard having two official ... More


Phonology

JAN TERJE FAARLUND

in The Syntax of Old Norse: With a survey of the inflectional morphology and a complete bibliography

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199235599
eISBN:
9780191709401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235599.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter begins by presenting the spelling conventions and standardized orthography of Old Norse. It then presents segmental and suprasegmental phonologies. There is also a section on ... More


Cluster Analysis and Scots Orthography

Jennifer Bann and John Corbett

in Spelling Scots: The Orthography of Literary Scots, 1700-2000

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748643059
eISBN:
9781474416085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643059.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Given the creative nature of literary texts, there was little pressure on Scots writers to conform to a standard orthography; their goal was rather to draw upon the various resources available to ... More


Applying Cluster Analysis to Scots Poetry

Jennifer Bann and John Corbett

in Spelling Scots: The Orthography of Literary Scots, 1700-2000

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748643059
eISBN:
9781474416085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643059.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

As discussed previously, we analyse poetry and prose separately since it is easier to achieve reliable and useful results by comparing like with like. There are various reasons for assuming that ... More


Applying Cluster Analysis to Scots Prose

Jennifer Bann and John Corbett

in Spelling Scots: The Orthography of Literary Scots, 1700-2000

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748643059
eISBN:
9781474416085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643059.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

In this chapter, we apply cluster analysis of the graphemic realisations to prose that contains a substantial element of Scots. We worked with a slightly smaller number of texts for the prose ... More


Promoting Literacy in Scots

Jennifer Bann and John Corbett

in Spelling Scots: The Orthography of Literary Scots, 1700-2000

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748643059
eISBN:
9781474416085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643059.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

The final chapter briefly considers general implications and some potential educational applications that arise from the foregoing chapters. At the conclusion of a book such as this, a reader might ... More


Voicing “Sexy Text”: Heteroglossia and Erasure in TV News Representations of Detroit’s Text Message Scandal

Lauren Squires

in Digital Discourse: Language in the New Media

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199795437
eISBN:
9780199919321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795437.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter presents a case study examining the metadiscursive representation of politicians' text messages within television news broadcasts. The analysis shows that from the multimodal media ... More


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