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Graphisches Crossing

Eine soziolinguistische Analyse graphostilistischer Variation

Jürgen Spitzmüller


This paper proposes to adapt the sociolinguistic concept of language crossing (Rampton 1995) to the analysis of graphic phenomena (on the level of graphematics, typography and the writing system), where multiple graphic systems are put in juxtaposition. It argues that, like in language crossing, distinctive indexical orders can be merged with the aim of constructing specific contexts that derive from the attitudes that are linked with the phenomena in question. The paper discusses the transferability of the concept of crossing and demonstrates its potential, using examples from all of the three aforementioned basic scriptural levels

Ich danke Christa Dürscheid für konstruktive Hinweise

Online erschienen: 2007-12
Erschienen im Druck: 2007-12

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