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Spisovná Čeština (History of)
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The term “spisovná čeština” (literary Czech, standard Czech) refers to the standard variety of Czech, i.e., a system of regionally unrestricted language forms used mainly in written and official communication. The privileged position of SC among other varieties of Czech is established and maintained by an “academy-governed” (Garvin 1993: 42) style of prescriptive codification, which fol…

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Cvrček, Václav, “Spisovná Čeština (History of)”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief Marc L. Greenberg. Consulted online on 09 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_031989>
First published online: 2020



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