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„Jazyčije“ – ein Pseudoterminus der sprachwissenschaftlichen Ukrainistik
"Jazyčije" - a pseudo-term of linguistic Ukrainian studies

Author(s): Michael Moser
Subject(s): Cultural history, Theoretical Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Eastern Slavic Languages, 19th Century, Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: jazyčije; jazyčyje; jazyčie; history of the Ukrainian language; the Ukrainian language in Galicia Transcarpathia; Bukovyna; Ukrainian Church Slavonic; Prosta mova; Russo-Ruthenian; Russophiles;

Summary/Abstract: The term jazyčije/jazyčyje was created in the second half of the 19th century in order to characterize the language of the West Ukrainian Russophiles and furthermore any varieties of the Ukrainian language which did not correspond to the folk language in a satisfying degree. The term was widely accepted and made its way into various handbooks on the history of the Ukrainian literary language. As a consequence, a lot of West Ukrainian, particularly Galician sources have not been thoroughly studied since at least the end of the Second, if not the end of the First World War. A critical analysis of the definition of jazyčije/ jazyčyje and a survey of the range of varieties shows that the West Ukrainian development of the Ukrainian language is far more heterogenous, complex, and interesting with respect to the history of the Ukrainian language as a whole than the term jazyčije/jazyčyje suggests.

  • Issue Year: 49/2004
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 121-147
  • Page Count: 27
  • Language: German