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ON PUNCTUATION PRINCIPLES - WITH A SPECIAL CONSIDERATION TO THE CROATIAN PUNCTUATION

Lada Badurina ; Pedagoški fakultet, Rijeka


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Abstract

Punctuation rules can be established on three principles: structural, semantic (or logically semantic), and rhythmically-melodic. As they are not mutually excluded, we can not speak of a clear punctuation type, but only of prevalence of a particular principle in which orthographic norm (they occur).
In the development of the Crotian orthographic norm one can observe more expressed divergence toward semantic punctuation (which is also called "free" or "logical") especially after the 1960's. More expressive interest for that punctuation type is included not only by the fact that it prevails in today's Croatian orthographic norm, but also that it is established on communication, in the first place, meaningful regularities of the text, and therefore the statement (and not the sentence, which structure is the starting point of the structural punctuation). That is the point in which we try to find reasons for relative stableness of that part of our orthographic norm together with the correlation of the semantic punctuation with the rhythmic and melodic one.

Keywords

Crotian orthographic norm, punctuation rules, structural principle, semantic (logically semantic) principle, rhythmically-melodic principle

Hrčak ID:

132681

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/132681

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