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Linguographic planning and e-literacy in Croatian language


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Stojanov, Tomislav. (2015). Linguographic planning and e-literacy in Croatian language. PhD Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Croatian Language and Literature.
(Poslijediplomski znanstveni studij iz hrvatskoga jezika.) [mentor Petrović, Bernardina].

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In this dissertation I have researched the orthographic standardization and the factors of orthography reforms in selected South Slavic and other European languages which are typologically and categorically important for the Croatian language. Due to deficiency of similar analyses of Croatian, the dissertation contains two targeted surveys of the average orthographic literacy (526 Croatian polytechnic students) and of the opinion on Croatian orthographic standardization and language policy (2000 members of the Croatian academic society). The contemporary history of the Croatian orthography standard and the language policy situation in Croatia today are described. 25 instances of orthographic misunderstandings, prejudice, and misconceptions about literacy in Croatian are listed and analyzed. A bibliometric investigation of Croatian orthography manuals from 1639 till 2014 is provided and orthography development phases are established. The linguistic e-literacy and the broader context of language and computers are described. The traditional linguistic division into langue and speech has been changed into the triad of speech, writing and meaning, pursuant to which the linguographic description of Croatian developed. Investigating the context of the Croatian language with regard to computing, linguistic e-literacy and the extent to which language is adapting to the information society, the dissertation illuminates the need for a green book on the development of literacy, which would give rise to a development strategy for standard Croatian with a defined language policy and measurable success criteria. The standardization of language has to take into account contemporary writing and literacy and include the computational linguistics and digital media aspects into the language policy.

Item Type: PhD Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Croatian orthography, language literacy, orthography standardization, language politics, language planning, linguography
Subjects: Slavic languages and literatures > Croatian language and literature
Departments: Department of Croatian Language and Literature
Supervisor: Petrović, Bernardina
Additional Information: Poslijediplomski znanstveni studij iz hrvatskoga jezika.
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2015 08:29
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2015 08:29

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