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Pavel Trost a jeho celostní filologie
Pavel Trost and his Holistic Philology

Author(s): Jan Čermák
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Ústav pro jazyk český Akademie věd České republiky
Keywords: Prague Linguistic Circle; philology; historical linguistics; medieval literature; language contact

Summary/Abstract: The article attempts to portray the life and work of Pavel Trost, the oldest among the first generation of the distinguished disciples of the Prague Linguistic Circle, as a linguist, literary scholar, university professor and philologist. Surveying the principal areas of Trost’s academic interest – German and Baltic philology, historical linguistics, onomatology, contact linguistics, stylistics, etymology, German and Czech medieval literature –, as well as his method, style and major achievements, the portrayal presents Trost’s scholarly programme as one based on what might be characterized as holistic philology, guided by, and drawing upon, what Trost himself described as “the great unifying power of language”.

  • Issue Year: 92/2010
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 5-9
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Czech