„Attitudes matter“: Language attitudes as a factor during the (re-)standardization of Slavic languages in the 19th century
The processes of (re-)standardization of Slavic languages in the 19thcentury were accompanied in several cases by intentional language contact not only in the area of lexicon, but also of grammar. These processes reflect a hierarchy of languages internalized by the codificators. In this hierarchy classical languages hold a top position. Accordingly, a grammatical feature such as participial syntax got a high prestige. This is shown by quotes from several actors in codification processes. It depends, however, on the conception of standard language advocated by individual codificators and often changed during the 19th century.