Weth, Constanze ORCID: 0000-0003-4290-6444 and Bunčić, Daniel ORCID: 0000-0002-1090-8907 (2020). Foreign schriftdenken in ausbau languages: Luxembourgish and Rusyn orthographies in multiple language contact. Written Language and Literacy, 23 (2). pp. 289-312. Amsterdam: Benjamins. ISSN 1387-6732

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The concept of schriftdenken describes how the knowledge of a writing system in use guides the creation of a writing system for a yet to be standardized language. Trubetz­koy described this effect with reference to the invention of the Glagolitic alphabet in the 9th century with Greek as the reference writing system. This paper demonstrates schriftdenken and measures to increase orthographic differences in two writing systems with a relatively young history: Luxembourgish (a Germanic language) and Rusyn (a Slavic language). In the Luxembourgish context, schriftdenken and orthographic separation are revealed by the historical context, whereas in the Rusyn context, both practices are related to different geographic contact situations in the countries where Rusyn is spoken and written. The reference languages for Luxembourgish are German, French and Dutch; for Rusyn, they are Russian, Ukrainian, Church Slavonic, Polish and Slovak.

Item Type: Journal Article
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Weth, ConstanzeUNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0003-4290-6444UNSPECIFIED
Bunčić, Danieldaniel.buncic@uni-koeln.deorcid.org/0000-0002-1090-890792947665
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-455485
DOI: 10.1075/wll.00045.wet
Journal or Publication Title: Written Language and Literacy
Volume: 23
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 289-312
Date: 2020
Publisher: Benjamins
Place of Publication: Amsterdam
ISSN: 1387-6732
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Fächergruppe 5: Moderne Sprachen und Kulturen > Slavisches Institut
Subjects: Language, Linguistics
Other languages
Funders: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Projects: LitCo – Literacies in Contact
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/45548


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