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Title: Orthographic regularization in Early Modern English: Grapheme distribution and vowel length indication
Authors: Rutkowska, Hanna
Keywords: historical sociolinguistics
early printers
Early Modern English
orthographic variables
history of typography
Issue Date: Oct-2016
Publisher: De Gruyter Open
Citation: In: Russi, Cinzia (ed.). 2016. Current trends in historical sociolinguistics. Berlin: DeGruyter Open, 165-193.
Abstract: The present study is an attempt at assessing the level of consistency in the orthographic systems of selected sixteenth and seventeenth-century printers and at tracing the influence that normative writings could have potentially exerted on them. The approach taken here draws upon the philological tradition of examining and comparing several texts written in the same language, but produced at different times. The study discusses the orthography of the editions of The Schoole of Vertue, a manual of good conduct for children, published between 1557 and 1687. The orthographic variables taken into account fall into two criteria: the distribution and functional load of the selected graphemes and the indication of vowel length.
DOI: 10.1515/9783110488401-011
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