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"Устройство" на славянския език
Basics of the Slavonic Language

Meletius Smotrytsky's Grammar Through the Eyes of Josef Dobrovský

Author(s): Tanya Neycheva
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Comparative Linguistics, Eastern Slavic Languages
Published by: Пловдивски университет »Паисий Хилендарски«
Keywords: Josef Dobrovský; Meletius Smotritsky; Church Slavonic; grammar; criticism
Summary/Abstract: At the beginning of the 19th century, the “father of Slavic philology” Josef Dobrovský published his work entitled Basics of the Old Slavonic Language (1822). In doing so, he did not step on a previously untrodden ground but took as a basis the famous Slavonic Grammar (1619) by Meletius Smotritsky. The present text attempts to compare the point of view of the two authors, separated by 200 years, towards the same literary language – the Church Slavonic. It appears that while Meletius looked forward to the future, Dobrovsky looked back to the oldest state of an already classical language.

  • Page Range: 466-478
  • Page Count: 13
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Bulgarian