Spisovnost a její zdroje

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Title:Spisovnost a její zdroje
Creators:
Cvrček, Václav; vaclav_cvrcek at volny dot cz; ÚČNK FF UK, nám. Jana Palacha 2, Praha 1, 116 38
Journal or Publication Title:
Slovo a slovesnost, 67, 1, pp. 46-61
Uncontrolled Keywords:literariness, literary language, codification, prescriptivism, language standard, intervention

Abstract

Although “literary language”, i.e. standard language or spisovná čeština, was the central notion of the Prague Linguistic Circle’s Theory of the Cultivation of Language, it has never been defined. This article deals with the problem of definition of “literariness”, a concept which forms the base for the codification criterion of “correspondence with the literary norm”. Several attempts to define it or to provide criteria for “literariness” were made, but, as I explain, none of them were successful in reproducing the codified set of language means. These attempts can be divided into two groups: nominalistic and realistic. The former suggests that literariness (i.e. being a part of literary/standard language) is “a mere label”, a characteristic that is acquired by being codified, the latter supposes that language means are standard or nonstandard (or something in between) depending on their usage. The nominalistic approach appears to be inadequate, as it provides no opportunity for language development. Realistic criteria, however, are either methodologically dubious or highly controversial among Czech linguists.

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Title:Spisovnost a její zdroje
Translated title:Literariness: the concept and its criteria
Creators:
Cvrček, Václav; vaclav_cvrcek at volny dot cz; ÚČNK FF UK, nám. Jana Palacha 2, Praha 1, 116 38
Uncontrolled Keywords:literariness, literary language, codification, prescriptivism, language standard, intervention
Subjects:P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions:Humanities and Social Sciences > 9. Section of Humanities and Philology > Institute of the Czech Language > Slovo a slovesnost
Journal or Publication Title:Slovo a slovesnost
Volume:67
Number:1
Page Range:pp. 46-61
ISSN:0037-7031
Publisher:Czech Language Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
ID Code:2885
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:04 Sep 2008 20:34
Last Modified:04 Sep 2008 18:34

Citation

Cvrček, Václav (2006) Spisovnost a její zdroje. Slovo a slovesnost, 67 (1). pp. 46-61. ISSN 0037-7031

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