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Russian Language and Main Tendencies of it’s Development in Russian Literature Classics’ Vision of 18—19th centuries

L.P. Ivanova
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Ivanova Lyudmila P.,

Doctor of Philology, Professor of Russian language Department at Foreign Philology Institute

National Pedagogical Dragomanov University, Kiev, Ukraine



Analyzed the writers’ of the golden age evaluation of the earliest stages of development of the Russian language. N.M. Karamzin’s periodization is demonstrated: Peter’s epoch, “Lomonosov’s and Sumarokov’s era”, “Catherine’s the Great time”, the beginning of the XIX century. Each of the periods is described with the base on N. Karamzin’s, A. Pushkin’s, N. Gogol’s journalistic and epistolary texts. The writers’ mentioned vision of the ways of the development of the Russian literary language is characterized. The article concludes with a comparison of assessments described and the state of the Russian language of the XXI century.

Keywords: Russian, periodization, development, Dictionary, French, Peter I, M.V. Lomonosov, A.P. Sumarokov, Catherine II, E.R. Dashkova, N.M. Karamzin, A.S. Pushkin, N.V. Gogol.




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