Taraškevica and narkamaǔka: or, is there a grammatical opposition? Cover Image

Тарашкевіца і наркамаўка: ці ёсць граматычнае процістаянне?
Taraškevica and narkamaǔka: or, is there a grammatical opposition?

Author(s): Taccjana Ramza
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics
Published by: Łódzkie Towarzystwo Naukowe
Keywords: taraškevica; narkamaǔka; grammatical norm; variant; grammatical opposition

Summary/Abstract: The article is devoted to B. Tarashkevich’s grammar, its hallmarks and role-stimulus in studying the Belarusian language by “new” speakers of Belarusian. The grammatical norms are considered, under which two versions of Belarusian literary language, that have unofficial names taraškevica and narkamaǔka, are opposed. Grammatical oppositions defined and systematized by I. Klimov are analyzed in the context of the academic grammars of the Belarusian language which have been published since the mid 1950s. This approach has allowed, on the one hand, to indicate a certain inaccuracy in unilaterally opposed grammatical rules; on the other hand, to reveal the succession of B. Tarashkevich’s descriptive approach by the authors of grammars when delivering grammatical variants.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 66
  • Page Range: 409-432
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Belarussian