ERIC Number: ED034446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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The History of the Russian Literary Language from the Seventeenth Century to the Nineteenth.
Vinogradov, Victor V.
A chronologically presented, condensed adaptation into English of Vinogradov's classic work on the history of the Russian literary language from the 17th to the 19th century is broadened in scope by Lawrence Thomas' introduction. The text develops the fundamental interrelationship of Church Slavonic, chancery language of government, and the influence of Western Europe. The normalization of Russian, salon literary styles, and expansion of the bases of literary language are carefully examined. Writings of Puskin and Gogol' remain as major literary landmarks in the evolution of Russian with the styles of Lomonosov, Radiscev, Derzavin, Lermontov, Tolstoj, and Dal' also considered by Vinogradov. Frequent textual examples in Cyrillic, often with English translation, illustrate concepts under discussion. An index is provided. (RL)
Descriptors: Authors, Church Role, Cyrillic Alphabet, Diachronic Linguistics, European History, Government Role, Language Standardization, Language Styles, Literary Criticism, Literary Devices, Literary History, Literary Influences, Literary Perspective, Literary Styles, Russian, Slavic Languages, Textual Criticism, Translation, Written Language
University of Wisconsin Press, Box 1379, Madison, Wisconsin 53701 ($12.50)
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Note: Condensed adaptation into English with an introduction by Lawrence L. Thomas