Neponjatnyj jazyk Kurbskogo: novye podchody k interpretacii „anomalij“ v istoričeskich tekstach

Bounatirou, Elias Moncef (2019). Neponjatnyj jazyk Kurbskogo: novye podchody k interpretacii „anomalij“ v istoričeskich tekstach. Vestnik Sankt-Peterburgskogo Universiteta. Jazyk i literatura, 18(1), pp. 37-55. Izdatel´stvo Sankt-Peterburgskogo universiteta

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In 2018, the author published a two-volume monograph in German entitled “Eine Syntax des ‘Novyj Margarit’ des A. M. Kurbskij. Philologisch-dependenzgrammatische Analysen zu einem kirchenslavischen Übersetzungskorpus” (“A Syntax of A. M. Kurbskij’s ‘Novyj Margarit’. A Philological and Dependency-grammatical Study of a Corpus of Church Slavonic Translations”). This article presents some results of the study in Russian and extends and complements the analysis begun in the monograph. The article focuses on the remarkable use of deverbal formations with the suffixes *-m- and *-n- having the meaning of passive necessity such as in до просвещаемы(х)/ad illuminandos ‘to those who have to be enlightened’. It is shown that the phenomenon in question, which can be observed in the Church Slavonic texts by Prince Andrei Kurbskij (1528–1583), should not be considered to be linguistically erroneous, as in the past. The fact that the use of the two formations mentioned is repeated in the same text and that examples of this phenomenon occur in different works by different authors suggests that it reflects a usage with a certain tradition. Consequently, the necessitative use of the deverbal suffixations has to be regarded as correct. In addition, a more systematic analysis makes it possible to show that a considerable number of other linguistic “anomalies” in Kurbskij’s works do not actually represent “anomalies”, or at least they are not linguistic errors of Kurbskij’s.

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Journal Article (Original Article)


06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of Slavic Languages and Literatures

UniBE Contributor:

Bounatirou, Elias Moncef


400 Language > 410 Linguistics
400 Language > 490 Other languages
800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism > 890 Other literatures


Izdatel´stvo Sankt-Peterburgskogo universiteta




Hermina Delic

Date Deposited:

08 Mar 2019 15:17

Last Modified:

05 Dec 2022 15:24

Additional Information:

Russischsprachiger Artikel mit englischem Abstract
Englischer Titel der Publikation: A new approach to the enigmatic language of Kurbskij and its seeming “anomalies”
Deutsche Übersetzung des Titel: Die unverständliche Sprache Kurbskijs: neue Forschungsansätze zur Interpretation von ‘Anomalien’ in historischen Texten’

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Kurbskij, deverbal suffixations, Church Slavonic, alleged errors, language norms




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