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Язык Текущего Момента: Понятие Нормы, Виталий Костомаров 2013 Brigham Young University

Язык Текущего Момента: Понятие Нормы, Виталий Костомаров

Russian Language Journal

Н.В.Гоголь уподоблял язык океану, беспредельному и подвижному. Корни этого в требованиях социума, многообразных как с амоё ж изнь н а р азных о трезках и стории, и в постоянной идентификации, самоутверждении его членов. Не меньшую роль играет также динамика самого языка, вечно развивающегося, как и любая сложная, иерархически организованная система, по присущим ему внутренним законам, которые различны в открытых уровнях лексики и стилистики, в разной степени закрытых, исчислимых уровнях фонетики, морфологии, синтаксиса, в юридически утверждаемой орфографии.


Key Indicators Of Language Impact On Identity Formation In Belarus, Tony Brown 2013 Brigham Young University

Key Indicators Of Language Impact On Identity Formation In Belarus, Tony Brown

Russian Language Journal

In 1986, a group of 28 intellectuals from Belarus wrote the following brief letter to then-General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev: “Language is the soul of a nation, the supreme manifestation of its cultural identity, the foundation of its true spiritual life. A nation lives and flourishes in history while its language lives. With the decline of the language, culture withers and atrophies, the nation ceases to exist as a historical organism” (Letters to Gorbachev, 1987).


Using A Corpus-Based Approach To Russian As A Foreign Language Materials Development, Edie Furniss 2013 Brigham Young University

Using A Corpus-Based Approach To Russian As A Foreign Language Materials Development, Edie Furniss

Russian Language Journal

The increase in availability and sophistication of corpora in recent years has facilitated the application of usage-based approaches to language pedagogy. Although the use of corpus data is certainly not without its difficulties, it offers great pedagogical promise. Corpora, consisting of natural language culled from a multitude of sources and genres, provide valuable information about language in use. While a corpus can provide us with contextualized linguistic data and statistics on the behavior of lexicon (with respect to frequency and collocation), a connection needs to be forged between the data and their practical use. Two main areas ripe for the …


Review Of "Baba’S Kitchen Medicines: Folk Remedies Of Ukrainian Settlers In Western Canada" By M. Mucz, Sibelan E. S. Forrester 2013 Swarthmore College

Review Of "Baba’S Kitchen Medicines: Folk Remedies Of Ukrainian Settlers In Western Canada" By M. Mucz, Sibelan E. S. Forrester

Russian Faculty Works

No abstract provided.


Fight The Power With A Feminist Wedge: The Gender Dynamics Of Russian Protest Art, Julia Chadaga 2012 Macalester College

Fight The Power With A Feminist Wedge: The Gender Dynamics Of Russian Protest Art, Julia Chadaga

Julia Bekman Chadaga

No abstract provided.


The Circassian Genocide, Walter Richmond 2012 Occidental College

The Circassian Genocide, Walter Richmond

Walter Comins Richmond

No abstract provided.


Austro-American Reflections: Making The Writings Of Ann Tizia Leitich Accessible To English-Speaking Audiences, Stephen Andrew Simon 2012 Brigham Young University - Provo

Austro-American Reflections: Making The Writings Of Ann Tizia Leitich Accessible To English-Speaking Audiences, Stephen Andrew Simon

Theses and Dissertations

Ann Tizia Leitich wrote about America to a Viennese audience as a foreign correspondent with the unique and personal perspective of an immigrant to the United States. Leitich differentiates herself from other Europeans who reported on America in her day by telling of the life of the average working American. In so doing, Leitich uses her work as a foreign correspondent to create a new identity for Austria between the World Wars. Leitich uses America in the 1920's and 1930's as a cultural mirror in which the new Republic of Austria can see itself. Leitich's perspective of America is not …


In Search Of Real Fathers: Plenzdorf's Die Neuen Leiden Des Jungen W. And Vater, Mutter, Mörderkind, Michelle Schwoebel 2012 Brigham Young University - Provo

In Search Of Real Fathers: Plenzdorf's Die Neuen Leiden Des Jungen W. And Vater, Mutter, Mörderkind, Michelle Schwoebel

Theses and Dissertations

Plenzdorf's works, one written before the fall of socialism in the German Democratic Republic (hereafter referred to as the DDR), and one after, portray relationships between fathers and sons, which act as a metaphor to express a personal perspective of the state, revealing that the DDR was neither as repressive or as omnipresent for the average citizen as outsiders are often given to believe. The father, or Übervater, a figure deeply rooted in the German consciousness, is represented by the state and proves itself as an entity which gives the protagonists in both works little notice, despite their best efforts …


“A Singapore Ramayana: Academic Freedom And The Liberal Arts Curriculum”, Rebecca Gould 2012 University of Bristol

“A Singapore Ramayana: Academic Freedom And The Liberal Arts Curriculum”, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


Evans's 'The Turducken' And Chekhov's 'The Seagull', Brian R. Johnson 2012 Swarthmore College

Evans's 'The Turducken' And Chekhov's 'The Seagull', Brian R. Johnson

Russian Faculty Works

In his article "Evans's The Turducken and Chekhov's The Seagull" Brian R. Johnson approaches The Turducken as a travesty of The Seagull, examining six iconic scenes from The Seagull, in order to explore the satirical effect of the altered scenes. In December of 2008, Bedlam Theatre of Minneapolis presented The Turducken, "a holiday dinner theater spectacular inspired by Anton Chekhov's The Seagull." Playwright Josef Evans takes Chekhov's 1895 work and turns the classic piece into a musical and farcical satire. The plot of The Turducken follows the plot of The Seagull, and some scenes in The Turducken are recognizable as …


Implications To The Traditional Higher Education Model In A Time Of New Economic And Demographic Realities, Phillip Imel 2012 Liberty University

Implications To The Traditional Higher Education Model In A Time Of New Economic And Demographic Realities, Phillip Imel

Faculty Publications and Presentations

In the world’s developed countries the tendency is to a decreasing or stagnant, aging population. Traditional higher education has occurred early in life with little retraining in adulthood. The current demographic and economic realities demand a change in the role of traditional higher education as it must be more flexible and portable. Higher education must play a central role in the lifelong learning process as new technologies become available. Changes will occur with or without the approval of the established higher education hierarchy as businesses and governments demand quicker, cheaper, and better delivery methods to the current system. Technology is …


The Russian Village, Urban Infrastructure Issues, And The Vertically Integrated Agriculture Model, Phillip Imel 2012 Liberty University

The Russian Village, Urban Infrastructure Issues, And The Vertically Integrated Agriculture Model, Phillip Imel

Faculty Publications and Presentations

Russia’s population total has been in decline since 1992 and this is most evident in the villages of Russia. With the collapse of the Soviet Union and the large farm collectives, many villages’ raison d'être ceased to exist. Today people continue to leave the villages for what they consider to be the better economic promise of the larger cities. There are serious societal and infrastructure issues related to the village exodus to the larger municipalities. In this paper, a vertically integrated agriculture model is examined as one step towards a more vibrant village economy. A vertically integrated model based upon …


Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach's Ohne Liebe: A Translation And Commentary, Steven L. Peris 2012 Brigham Young University - Provo

Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach's Ohne Liebe: A Translation And Commentary, Steven L. Peris

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis explores a short drama of Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Without Love. It provides not only a complete English translation of the work, but also an interpretative introduction. By first examining the life of Ebner-Eschenbach, I am able to provide insight to the origins of the play. Because Ebner-Eschenbach faced so much opposition in her drama writing career this one act play becomes more relevant. It contains similar themes to her other works such as: gender roles, the role of the aristocracy, and love in marriage. Without Love examines the role of love in marriage by providing the reader …


The Scene Of The Crime: Policing, Performance, And Political Humor In Contemporary Russia, Julia Chadaga 2012 Macalester College

The Scene Of The Crime: Policing, Performance, And Political Humor In Contemporary Russia, Julia Chadaga

Julia Bekman Chadaga

No abstract provided.


Unvarnishing Reality: Subversive Russian And American Cold War Satire, Derek C. Maus 2012 University of South Carolina

Unvarnishing Reality: Subversive Russian And American Cold War Satire, Derek C. Maus

Books

Unvarnishing Reality draws original insight to the literature, politics, history, and culture of the cold war by closely examining the themes and goals of American and Russian satirical fiction. As Derek C. Maus illustrates, the paranoia of nuclear standoff provided a subversive storytelling mode for authors from both nations—including Thomas Pynchon, Robert Coover, John Barth, Walker Percy, Don DeLillo, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Vasily Aksyonov, Yuz Aleshkovsky, Alexander Zinoviev, Vladimir Voinovich, Fazil Iskander, and Sasha Sokolov.

Maus surveys the background of each nation's culture, language, sociology, politics, and philosophy to map the foundation on which cold war satire was built. By …


Diagnosing Prince Myshkin, Brian R. Johnson 2012 Swarthmore College

Diagnosing Prince Myshkin, Brian R. Johnson

Russian Faculty Works

The article presents literary criticism of the book "The Idiot" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It focuses on the medical history of the character Prince Myshkin. According to the author, Myshkin's diagnosis of and treatment for epilepsy play an important role in his character and in the plot of the novel. Topics discussed include recognition, Dostoyevsky's medical knowledge, and the 19th-century medical concept of idiotism.


From The Enlightenment To Genocide: The Evolution And Devolution Of Romanian Nationalism, Shawn E. Wooster Mr. 2012 Grand Valley State University

From The Enlightenment To Genocide: The Evolution And Devolution Of Romanian Nationalism, Shawn E. Wooster Mr.

Shawn E Wooster Mr.

No abstract provided.


From The Enlightenment To Genocide: The Evolution And Devolution Of Romanian Nationalism, Shawn E. Wooster 2012 Grand Valley State University

From The Enlightenment To Genocide: The Evolution And Devolution Of Romanian Nationalism, Shawn E. Wooster

Shawn E Wooster Mr.

Romanian nationalism, developed during the first phase of modernization, was significantly influenced by Enlightenment philosophy and by its corollary, Enlightened Despotism. Ernest Gellner and Benedict Anderson's theories of nationalism's origins are pertinent explaining Romanian nationalism, but are too narrow to consider Romania's unique geographical and cultural conditions. Romania's uniqueness facilitated the creation of "Romanianness,"or ethic consciousness, in eighteenth-century, preindustrial Transylvania without a well-established elite, and it continued to evolve without state-sponsored educational policies. Ethnic consciousness eventually transformed into the racism and genocidal nationalism of World War Two, thus straying from typologies expounded by Gellner and Anderson.


Culture And Interreligious Understanding According To The Romanian Philosopher Lucian Blaga, Michael S. Jones 2012 Liberty University

Culture And Interreligious Understanding According To The Romanian Philosopher Lucian Blaga, Michael S. Jones

Michael L Jones

Culture affects how we interpret our experiences and the way we construct our world. It also affects our ability to communicate with one another. The late Romanian philosopher Lucian Blaga developed a systematic philosophy of culture that explores and explains how culture challenges and at the same time facilitates interideological communication. This article introduces and explains these aspects of Blaga's philosophy and then applies them to the issue of interreligious dialogue. It concludes that Blaga's philosophy of culture promotes a high regard for culture and cultural distinctness and at the same time vindicates, enables, and promotes efforts at interreligious understanding.


Prisons Before Modernity: Incarceration In The Medieval Indo-Mediterranean, Rebecca Gould 2012 University of Bristol

Prisons Before Modernity: Incarceration In The Medieval Indo-Mediterranean, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


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