Karamzin about Lomonosov: Language Reforms by Lomonosov and Karamzin

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Alexandra R. Akchurina

PhD student at the Chair of Russian Journalism and Literature, Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

e-mail: vassa3004@list.ru

Section: History of Journalism

The author examines the articles and other materials written by N.M. Karamzin about M.V. Lomonosov. On the basis of derived information the author concludes what was the Lomonosov’s image in Karamzin's writings, on what creative features of this outstanding Russian figure he made a special emphasis and what Karamzin considered to be Lomonosov’s great services for the homeland. In the second part of the article Lomonosov and Karamzin's language reforms are investigated, the distinctions in kind between them are marked out. At the end the author comes to conclusion that the language reforms of both Russian personalities served the same purposes.

Keywords: article, critique, writer, language reform, French language