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Language, literary
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1. Introduction

1.1. Principles

A literary language, also known as an official, high, standard, cultural, or art language, language of literature, etcetera, is a language used in literature shaped by aesthetic considerations. The development of literary languages in the early modern period displays two fundamental dimensions. First, in the tra…

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Lüsebrink, Hans-Jürgen, Reichmuth, Stefan, Schwarze, Sabine, Gil, Alberto, Rothmund, Elisabeth, Frenk, Joachim, Zieliński, Bogusław, Kończal, Kornelia, Schwarz, Wolfgang F., Rytel-Schwarz, Danuta et al., “Language, literary”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 08 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_027842>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124



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