Once a Liar, or How We Sh ould Love the Russian Language

Natalia Aleksandrovna Dyachkova

Abstract


The article analyzes books on the Russian language by V. Irzabekov which are supposed to count as popular scholarly literature. The author of the aforementioned books means to evoke love for the Russian language in the reader. However, the reviewer proves the pseudo-scholarly nature of the books and draws the reader’s attention to the author’s linguistic incompetence and the unethical character of his reasoning.

Keywords


V. Irzabekov; history of the Russian language; pseudoscience; falsification of meaning; Orthodox culture.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15826/qr.2014.3.074

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