Universitatea „Lucian Blaga” din Sibiu, Facultatea de Științe Socio-Umane
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2 / 2018
The Relation between Language and National Conscientiousness, as an Aspect of Cultivation of the Romanian Language, Debated in the 19-th Century Publications from Transylvania
This research underlines the magnificent role the language played at the time of the 19-th century, being a means of spiritual union, an element for the preservation of nationality and an expression of our historical origin and continuity. Each journalist views language as a political argument, a part of the political program, an element of national cohesion, main player in the course of development, emancipation and unity. According to the orientation of the time, the unity of the language triggered the unity of the people in a national state. The problem of the Romanian language was widely debated in the press of the time. A special attention is given to the development of the national-patriotic feeling, the result of a close connection between language and nation.
Keywords: language, nation, progress, press, consciousness