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Wed Mar 02 2005

Books: Text Linguistics, Slovak: Lifanov

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Message 1: The Language of Eastern Slovak Publications in the USA: Lifanov

Date: 22-Feb-2005
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: The Language of Eastern Slovak Publications in the USA: Lifanov


Title: The Language of Eastern Slovak Publications in the USA
Subtitle: (the End of 19th – the Beginning of 20th Centuries)
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Slavic Linguistics 25
Published: 2005
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
                http://www.lincom-europa.com

Author: Konstantin V Lifanov, Lomonosov State University of Moscow
Paperback: ISBN: 389586482X Pages: 110 Price: Europe EURO 52
Abstract:

This paper is the first attempt for linguistic analysis of the specific
language of published texts (newspapers, English grammar and tale) written
in the USA by Slovak immigrants at the threshold of the 20th century. The
language of these texts has been uninvestigated till present but there is
an opinion they were created in the Eastern Slovak dialect. In fact, there
are many diverse Eastern Slovak phonetic and morphological features in its
structure, but they compete corresponding with the Slovak literary language
ones. In this connection this language may be identified as a mixture
arisen as a consequence of of Eastern Slovak and Slovak literary language
interaction.

The Slovak literary language and the Eastern Slovak have different
positions in the Slovak American publications, because the first idiom is
considered as a phenomenon of indivisible whole. On the contrary, the
Eastern Slovak functions as a certain generalization of its components
competing not only with Slovak literary language, but also each other. In
this case the Slovak literary language often plays a part of peculiar
filter, which assists their penetration into the structure of these texts
or prevents from it.

The rules of the Slovak literary language continue to be used in the
language of the Slovak American publications, but they are modified under
influence of the Eastern Slovak. However, it enables to conclude the Slovak
literary language was just the base of the language of the Slovak American
publications.

The language of the Charter of "The First Hungarian-Slovak Society
Supported in the Case of Illness" published in 1887 in New York essentially
differs from other Slovak American publications, because the Eastern Slovak
dialect actually was its base.

Content
Introduction
Chapter 1. Eastern Slovak dialect in the structure of Slovak publications
in the USA
Chapter 2. Competition of Eastern Slovak features in the Slovak American
publications
Chapter 3. Mechanism of interaction of the Slovak literary language and
Eastern Slovak dialect and the influence of other languages
Chapter 4. The language of the Charter of "The First Hungarian-Slovak
Society Supported in the Case of Illness"
Conclusions
Bibliography
Appendix. Fragments of the texts from the Eastern Slovak publications in
the USA

(Written in Russian)

Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
                            Historical Linguistics
                            Slavic Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Slovak (SLO)

Written In: Russian (RUS )

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