Slavic Languages and Literatures | History of the Russian Literary Language
L576 | 32686 | Shrager
Studies the linguistic choices that Russian has made in its choice of
a standard language. This pertains to phonological, morphological,
syntactic, and lexical variation among the Russian dialects plus
Church Slavonic, all of which have contributed in some measure to the
standard language of today.
The course begins with a brief review of the Slavic linguistic
background and then goes into the traditional topics treated in the
history of the Russian standard language. Historical views of such
figures as TrediakovskijLomonosov, and Karamzin are studied, along
with a consideration of Pushkin's role in the eventual blending of
Russian and Church Slavonic elements in the standard language.