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Russkij jazyk za rubežom v XIX veke: nadgrobnyj kamen´ general-majora S. S. Gotovceva i znanie russkogo jazyka v Švecii
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Modern Languages.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0247-0327
2016 (Russian)In: Vestnik Vologodskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta, ISSN 2312-4288, no 1, 78-82 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Russian Language Abroad in the 19th century: The Gravestone of Major General S. S. Gotovtsev and the Knowledge of Russian in Sweden

The article contains an analysis of the inscription on the gravestone of Major General S. S. Gotovtsev (1769–1809), preserved in the church if Bygdeå in Sweden. Initially, the author provides some information in the history if Russo-Swedish relations, mainly if the 18th and 19th centuries, and describes the role of interpreters in military conflicts. The author also points to the importance of some grammatical works on the Russian language published in Swedish. The author sketches a portrait of Major General S. S. Gotovtsev, a military leader during the Russo-Swedish war of 1808–1809. In the article, particular attention is paid to the palaeographic analysis of the text on the gravestone: stylistic features of the inscription, analysis of spelling and distortion. The paper ends with some tentative conclusions concerning the level of knowledge of Russian in Sweden in the early 19th century outside the central administration.

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2016. no 1, 78-82 p.
Keyword [en]
Russo-Swedish War 1808-1809 Russian Paleography
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Slavic Languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-281117OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-281117DiVA: diva2:912948
Available from: 2016-03-18 Created: 2016-03-18 Last updated: 2016-03-18

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