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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 University of Kansas General Editor University of Chicago Associate Editors University of Kansas Brown University University of Amsterdam University of Warsaw University of Zagreb University of Mainz Stockholm University Marc L. Greenberg, Lenore A. Grenoble, Stephen M. Dickey, Masako Ueda Fidler, René Genis, Marek Łaziński, Anita Peti-Stantić, Björn Wiemer, Nadežda V. Zorixina-Nilsson. Consulted online on 03 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_031989>
First published online: 2020

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