ERIC Number: ED072689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Script, Grammar, and the Hungarian Writing System.
This booklet forms a part of the Hungarian-English Contrastive Linguistics Project which is concerned with investigating the differences and similarities between these two languages with implications for second language acquisition. The papers here deal with the Hungarian writing system. Initial remarks concern the relationship between script and grammatical theory and how the consideration of script is significant for a complete description of a natural language; the author includes a select bibliography on script and language. The second part considers Hungarian script in terms of its basic elements or graphemes. The author outlines a systematic treatment for the graphematic study of a language considering grapheme inventory, signal formation in words and texts, and pragmatic aspects of script. The method for converting the native orthography of a language, in this case Hungarian, into a phonemic transcription is demonstrated and a sample text is provided. The concluding paper deals with the Hungarian imperative in both its spoken and written form. (VM)
Descriptors: Alphabets, Applied Linguistics, Comparative Analysis, Contrastive Linguistics, English, Grammar, Graphemes, Handwriting, Hungarian, Language Research, Linguistic Theory, Morphemes, Morphophonemics, Phonemic Alphabets, Phonetic Transcription, Phonology, Punctuation, Second Language Learning, Semantics, Written Language
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest. Linguistics Inst.; Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.
Note: Hungarian-English Contrastive Linguistics Project Working Papers 2