On the Name(s) of the Prostaja Mova in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

Danylenko, Andrii (2006) On the Name(s) of the Prostaja Mova in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Studia Slavica, 51 (1-2). pp. 97-121. ISSN 0039-3363

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A variety of names are traditionally used to refer to the literary language as cultivated by the Belarusians and Ukrainians in the late Middle Ages. It is maintained that the emergence of the term prostaja mova/prostyj jazykъ was brought about by the (German) Reformation in the Polish Kingdom and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Based on a comparative analysis of the names of the prostaja mova attested in Ruthenian, Polish, and Lithuanian writings, the author surmises that the coinage and the use of the corresponding terms was primarily determined by the revival of the indigenous “linguistic democratism” dating back to the time of Constantine and Methodius.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > PG Slavic, Baltic, Albanian languages and literature / szláv, balti, albán nyelvek és irodalom
Depositing User: Endre Sarvay
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2018 10:34
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2018 10:34

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