„Romania Hungarica”- Contacte lingvistice si culturale Romano-Maghiare
"Romania-Hungarica". Romanian-Hungarian linguistic and cultural contacts

Author(s): Alexandru Niculescu
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Editura Universităţii Petru Maior

Summary/Abstract: The cohabitation over centuries of Romanians and Hungarians has naturally led to reciprocal influences between their languages and Transylvania was the main place of contact and interferences. Maybe even for a bilingual existence. The Romanian History cannot diminish, elude or ignore the Romanian-Hungarian linguisticcultural interaction. What some have called “Hungarian influence” (Florica Dimitrescu, 1978, pp. 98-102) was a reciprocal popular relation (but also religious relation) in the everyday life, in administration, law, army, creating strict social and ethnical hierarchies. The Hungarian elements in the Romanian language must be carefully analyzed but, mostly, situated in historical contexts which are well delimitated socio-culturally in the geographical space and time of our country. That is the reason why linguistic problems must be employed in historical research.

  • Issue Year: 2005
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 18-34
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Romanian