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The main trends in language criticism in the Czech Lands during the enlightenment (1750-1800): institutional preconditions and medialization in the scholarly and critical environment

The aim of this paper is to describe 18th century "language criticism" (Sprachkritik) in the Bohemian Lands and underline its role within the process of establishing of the literary criticism. In the Habsburg monarchy, the language criticism can be traced back to the late 1740s; its origins are linked to the southern German sense of cultural (and thus linguistic), political and economical backward…