Kulish’s Language Policy on the Elaboration of Ukrainian Literary Language’s High Style
The use in the translation of the Holy Scripture by P. Kulish of the book, popularly spoken and dialectical sources of lexis in the context of the Ukrainian literary language’s religious style in the second half of the 19 – early 20s century is described in the article. The place of the book,
popularly spoken and dialectical sources of lexis in the language of translation of the Holy Scripture, as well as, the role of a writer and translator in the formulation of the Ukrainian literary language’s religious style are defined. The relevance of the linguistics research is that it will provide an important complement for understanding Kulish’s language individuality and his link with the cultural traditions of the Ukrainian language. The research of lexis and stylistic features of the translation of the Holy Scripture by P. Kulish convinces that in it were recreated and retained links with the traditions of the literary language, as well as with generally accepted norms of usage in the Ukrainian educational environment at the turn of 19th and 20 century. The study found also the functional features of the church Slavic’s stylistic capacity, popularly spoken and dialectical lexis of the Ukrainian language in building solemn, poetic, sublime colorful speaking, typical for the Ukrainian literary language’s religious style. P. Kylish as the translator of the Bible updated functional features of these resourses. It should also be noted that the translator paid special attention to its application. This had been fully in line with the cultural and writing tradition of the Ukrainian language ensured cultural continuity and claimed the motivation in building the high style of the language.
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