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The Treatment of Graphic Variation in Slavic and Latin Editorial Philology
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Modern Languages, Slavic Languages.
2014 (English)In: Studia Neophilologica, ISSN 0039-3274, Vol. 86, no supp. 1, 187-200 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article compares some aspects of editorial principles in Latin and Slavic (Cyrillic) philology. The emphasis is on matters of graphic variation and orthography. In Latin philology, the main determining factor when choosing editorial principles is whether the text is classical or medieval. Slavic tradition, on the other hand, takes into consideration not only the age of the manuscript but also the intended readership of the edition: editions aimed at linguists follow other principles than those aimed at e.g. scholars of literature or history. Two aspects that are rarely discussed in connection with Latin texts, but that are important in Slavic editorial tradition, are the choice of font and the question of which letters or letter variants are to be rendered in editions. The different principles are illustrated, and some possible reasons for the differences between the Latin and the Slavic traditions are suggested.

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2014. Vol. 86, no supp. 1, 187-200 p.
Keyword [en]
Editorial philology, manuscripts
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Specific Languages
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Slavic Languages; Latin
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-214062DOI: 10.1080/00393274.2013.853375ISI: 000335850200013OAI: diva2:683867
Available from: 2014-01-07 Created: 2014-01-07 Last updated: 2015-06-22Bibliographically approved

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