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Alles eine Frage der Form? Kommaformen in Handschriften und ihre funktionale Relevanz

  • There are strict formal requirements for the use of a comma. However, there are none regarding the comma’s actual shape. In printed fonts, it is determined by the font’s specification. In hand-written texts though, the shape of the comma is variable; most writers choose from a set of straight, convex and concave shapes. By using a corpus of 1464 commas written by 99 individuals, we will present three case studies of persons whose comma shapes do somehow correlate with linguistic structures. With that, we might identify a few (possibly subconscious) shaping strategies. Some writers might mark a norm insecurity by a different comma form, others might mark the function of the entity which is segmented by the comma, or the comma type itself (sentence boundary, exposition or coordination).

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Author:Jonas Romstadt, Niklas ReinkenORCiDGND
Parent Title (German):Linguistische Berichte
Series (Serial Number):Linguistische Berichte - Sonderhefte (273)
Publisher:Helmut Buske
Place of publication:Hamburg
Editor:Markus Steinbach, Nina-Kristin Meister, Günther Grewendorf, Armin von Stechow
Document Type:Article
Year of first Publication:2023
Date of Publication (online):2023/03/01
Publishing Institution:Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache (IDS) [Zweitveröffentlichung]
GND Keyword:Komma; Schreibschrift; Schriftart; Sprachanalyse; Textproduktion; Zeichensetzung
First Page:41
Last Page:63
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Open Access?:ja
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Linguistics-Classification:Textlinguistik / Schriftsprache
Program areas:G2: Sprachinformationssysteme
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt