Helena Dobrovoljc, Tina Lengar Verovnik
The purpose of the monograph Crossroads of Orthography which aims, as did its predecessor Junctures of Orthography (2012), to present arguments for additions and changes to normative rules – is to encourage normative and orthographic activities in Slovenian linguistic society. In the 20th century, these activities were intensified only after publication of normative guides called “pravopis” and during polemical discussions that accompanied the results. With both monographs, we want to encourage public debate before the publication of the new normative guide and also to find answers to the language and normative difficulties, which are not problematic only in terms of linguistics and orthography, but also within the wider social environment. In six thematic sections of the monograph, 26 authors of 22 articles deal with specific normative issues (capitalization and punctuation) as well as with other topics on different levels of grammatical description – phonology, morphology and word formation. The problems of orthography in other, often non-linguistic fields are discussed. In the last two parts of the monograph, the problems of lexicographic approaches to orthography and its relation to language culture are considered.
individual contributionsMarta Kocjan Barle, Irena Stramljič Breznik, Mateja Curk, Helena Dobrovoljc, Polona Gantar, Monika Kalin Golob, Špela Arhar Holdt, Peter Holozan, Mojca Horvat, Nataša Jakop, Mojca Žagar Karer, Drago Kladnik, Aleksandra Bizjak Končar, Dafne Marko, Tanja Mirtič, Sanja Novak, Drago Perko, Damjan Popič, Ermina Ramadanović, Marko Snoj, Saška Štumberger, Hotimir Tivadar, Silvo Torkar, Tina Lengar Verovnik, Peter Weiss, Andreja Žele
paperback 17 × 24 cm 372 pages
31. 05. 2020