The Croatian Punctuation During the Second Half of the XX Century: From Sentence to Text

Author:
Lada Badurina
Email:
lbadurin@ffri.hr
Summary
The orthography from 1960 intervened in the aspect of the norm, which prescribes the use of punctuation marks: the grammatical punctuation was replaced by punctuation dominantly conceived upon the semantic principle. Croatian books on orthography that followed did not change this type of punctuation, so a new tradition of semantic punctuation was formed from the sixties on. This type is anchored in the meaning (and sense) of the utterance, which implies its relation towards text, so the reduction to the defined frames of an isolated sentence sheds light on problems, which are still present in that aspect of the Croatian orthographic norms.
Key words
Croatian orthography; punctuation; sentence; utterance; text
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