Bunčić, Daniel (2015). On the dialectal basis of the Ruthenian literary language. Die Welt der Slaven, 60 (2). pp. 276-289. Otto Sagner. ISSN 0043-2520

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Ukrainianists and Belarusianists traditionally assumed that “Ukrainian” and “Belarusian” authors of the middle period of the East Slavic language history wrote essentially in their own respective mother tongues or even native dialects; linguistic features belonging to dialects of the other of the two modern nations were regarded as “foreign” influences due to the close political and cultural ties between “Ukrainians” and “Belarusians”. Nowadays more and more scholars come to acknowledge the existence at that time of a common Ruthenian literary standard. However, the relationship between this standard variety and the diversity of the Ruthenian dialects is still rather unclear. As the Ruthenian questione della lingua, i.e. the problem of choosing a dialect basis for the standard variety, was never discussed explicitly (mainly because of the overwhelming importance of Polish and Church Slavonic in the Ruthenian metalinguistic discourse), the role of intermediate dialects (e.g. Polissian), dialect mixing (e.g. Vilna and Galicia), the acceptability of individual dialect features, and linguistic conservatism (e.g. in orthography) for the standardization of Ruthenian remain to be thoroughly evaluated. This is what this paper tries to do.

Item Type: Journal Article
Translated title:
Про діалектну основу «простої мови»Ukrainian
О диалектной основе «простой мовы»Russian
Zur Dialektbasis der ruthenischen SchriftspracheGerman
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Bunčić, Danieldaniel@buncic.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-74965
Journal or Publication Title: Die Welt der Slaven
Volume: 60
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 276-289
Date: 2015
Publisher: Otto Sagner
ISSN: 0043-2520
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Zentrale Forschungseinrichtungen > Cologne Center of Language Sciences - Kölner Zentrum Sprachwissenschaften (CCLS)
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Fächergruppe 5: Moderne Sprachen und Kulturen > Slavisches Institut
Subjects: Language, Linguistics
Other languages
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/7496


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