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Standard language and the language of a literature on a novel "Kurlani" by Mirko Božić


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Udier, Sanda Lucija. (2003). Standard language and the language of a literature on a novel "Kurlani" by Mirko Božić. Master's Thesis (pre-Bologna). Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Croatian Language and Literature. [mentor Silić, Josip].

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Starting from the hypothesis that the language of a literary work is an autonomous, artificial form of language, we can conclude that in novel Kurlani it has been realized in three autonomous realizations. These are: rural Kurlan speech (characterized by the selectively inserted specific qualities of Dalmatian new štokavian ikavian speech and the standard language and the weak functional stratification), the urbane speech of the inhabitants of Sinj (with the same dialectal base as the rural speech, but much more influenced by the standard language and with much greater functional stratification) and the narrative discourse of the novel (which is close to the standard language as it was at the time when the novel was written, but includes numerous interventions of the writer on all levels of the language). All three levels of the language together make the authorial language of M. Božić in this novel. Each of them is in a relationship with the world it creates. (Language in a literary work is world forming, just as its world is language-forming.) The world of the novel Kurlani is constructed by language and can be understood and perceived only if its language is understood and perceived. If its language would be even slightly different, the novel Kurlani would not be what it is.

Item Type: Master's Thesis (pre-Bologna)
Uncontrolled Keywords: standard language, the language of literature, the language of literary work, authorial language, stratification of language, discourse
Subjects: Slavic languages and literatures > Croatian language and literature
Departments: Department of Croatian Language and Literature
Supervisor: Silić, Josip
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 09:34
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 09:34

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