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Letters As a Challenge (Linguistic Research of Božena Němcová’s Correspondence)

Author(s): Jaroslava Janáčková, Robert Adam, František Martínek, Alena Macurová
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Western Slavic Languages, Evaluation research, 19th Century
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: Božena Němcová’s correspondence; private letter; communication analysis; textual subjects; Czech language about 1850; edition & textology; idiolect descriptions;
Summary/Abstract: Božena Němcová’s Correspondence was analyzed firstly within the overall characterization of the writer’s style (namely by B. Havránek) and then as a confrontation background for textological research (A. Stich). Since 1990s, it has become subject to communication analysis and interpretation (A. Macurová, J. Janáčková, L. Saicová Římalová): the researchers’ attention has been drawn to the genre of private letter, to the presentation of the writer’s and addressee’s subjects, and to multilingualism. The work on a critical edition of correspondence both sent by and addressed to B. Němcová (2003–2007) induced special interest in the latter letters (R. Adam); besides Czech, newly also German was described (F. Martínek). Other descriptions dealt with word order (E. Hošnová) and spelling (R. Adam). To a minor extent, the correspondence was exploited as a documentary source.

  • Page Range: 137-152
  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • Language: Czech