THE DIGLOSSIA IN THE SOVIET PERIOD Cover Image

К ПОСТАНОВКЕ ВОПРОСА О ДИГЛОССИИ СОВЕТСКОГО ПЕРИОДА
THE DIGLOSSIA IN THE SOVIET PERIOD

Author(s): Nam Hye Hyun
Subject(s): History, Language and Literature Studies, Theology and Religion
Published by: Polskie Towarzystwo Rusycytyczne

Summary/Abstract: This article is devoted to study the diglossia in the Soviet period. Diglossia is typical for the religious societies where one form of the language is used in high, religious spheres of communication, and the other form — in informal, everyday spheres of communication. Therefore, diglossia is associated with a sacred relation to the language in many cases. A similar approach is observed not only in the case of Church Slavonic in the pre-revolutionary era, but also in case of the official ritual language in the Soviet period, as the totalitarianism was inherently a political religion. As a result, during the Soviet period there was a clear functional distribution between the official ritual language and everyday language, which in a certain degree had an anti-totalitarian character.

  • Issue Year: 3/2017
  • Issue No: 159
  • Page Range: 83-97
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Russian