MULTIETHNICITY AND LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY IN PARASKIV PARASKIV BY GEORG SCHERG Cover Image

MULTIETHNIZITÄT UND SPRACHLICHE VIELFALT IN PARASKIV PARASKIV VON GEORG SCHERG
MULTIETHNICITY AND LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY IN PARASKIV PARASKIV BY GEORG SCHERG

Author(s): Orsolya Szilveszter
Subject(s): Communication studies, Novel
Published by: Scientia
Keywords: multiethnicity; linguistic diversity; Georg Scherg; linguistic code-mixing;
Summary/Abstract: Georg Scherg’s Paraskiv Paraskiv is an outstanding novel offering a detailed panorama of the Romanian village of the post-war period. A remarkable value of the novel manifests itself in the depiction of the cultural and linguistic dimension of different ethnic groups living together in Transylvania. The multiethnicity of the region, the cohabitation of several ethnic groups is expressed in an impressing manner especially through the phenomenon of linguistic code-mixing and the use of narrating language and the language of communication among the characters. The present paper has in view the investigation of Georg Scherg’s novel from an intercultural perspective, focusing on linguistic diversity and the phenomenon of linguistic hybridity.