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2005 | 101 | 1 | 21-27
Article title

STUDYING LITERARY HUNGARIAN BY PRAGUEAN METHODS: ON THE BASIS OF PÁL MEDGYESI'S WORKS

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Languages of publication
HU
Abstracts
EN
This paper investigates the way two features of the study of literary language by the Prague Linguistic Circle were anticipated in the work of a seventeenth-century Hungarian preacher, Pál Medgyesi. Those two features concern the polifunctionalism and concomitant differentiation of linguistic means, as well as what can be called intellectualisation, i.e., the elaboration of mainly lexical and syntactic devices that make language appropriate for representing higher levels of abstraction and a possibly most exact expression of the logical process of thinking. Going through a number of phenomena clustering around those two concepts, the author emphasises that Medgyesi had expressed the most important terms of Ramus' logic in Hungarian well before Apáczai, and was the first to construct the rhetoric of prayers and sermons, thus initiating the emergence of the Hungarian special terminology and rhetoric of the field and contributed to the development of Hungarian scholarly prose.
Year
Volume
101
Issue
1
Pages
21-27
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Istvan Szathmari, for postal; address contact the journal editor; www.c3.hu/~magyarnyelv/
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Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
09HUAAAA07094
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.76ba0b9b-e1fb-396b-a251-bb112d4b31e5
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