THE LANGUAGE AND STYLE OF THE SERMON “ON LAW AND GRACE”. Cover Image

ЯЗЫК И СТИЛЬ СЛОВА «O ЗАКОНЕ И БЛАГОДАТИ»
THE LANGUAGE AND STYLE OF THE SERMON “ON LAW AND GRACE”.

Author(s): Giorgio Ziffer
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Lexis, Historical Linguistics, Descriptive linguistics, Eastern Slavic Languages
Published by: Казанский (Приволжский) федеральный университет
Keywords: Sermon “On Law and Grace”; Synodal copy; Old East Slavic language; dictionaries of Old East Slavic; figures of repetition; biblical rhetoric; textual criticism;

Summary/Abstract: The author treats the “literary artistry” of the work written in the earliest period of Old East Slavic literature. At a linguistic level, the author analyzes certain lexical phenomena and points out that the lexical units used in the monument is not fully presented in the dictionaries of Old East Slavic. From a stylistic standpoint, particular attention is devoted to diverse figures of repetition and, in a broader perspective, to biblical rhetoric. Linguistic and stylistic phenomena are considered using different copies. The author also emphasizes the need for a simultaneous examination of both the language and style of the work and the philological aspects of its entire manuscript tradition.