Department of Language
Department of language and literature covers two scientific fields: science on
language and science on literature. Members of this Department are
distinguished writers, novel-prose and drama writers, literary critics and
essayists. The Department has 26 full members, 4 corresponding members, 1
non-resident member and 12 foreign members.
The science on language is studied within Department through a number of
scientific projects in different Committees: - for Serbocroatian language and
folk language; for Serbian ethimological dictionary; for onomastics, than
through interdepartmental committees for dialectic atlas of European, general
Karpathian and Slavic countries, namely for language and terminology of
medicine, as well as through the Committee for old Slavic languages which in
parallel studies the Middle-age Serbian linguistic and literary tradition and
manuscripts of the Serbian literacy.
The science on literature is studied within departmental committees for folk
literature, literary theories, study of history of literature, for critical
editions of Serbian writers and Committee for photoprinting editions of SASA,
Matica Srpska and the National Library of Serbia.
Individual projects of the Academy members within Department of language and
literature encompass the history of Serbocroatian language, study of language,
style of writing and orthography of old Serbian manuscripts and printed
materials, Serbian-Italian and Italian-Serbian cultural connections, impact of
narrative literature to the written one, Serbian literature of the XX century,
history of Dubrovnik literature, history of Slovakian literature and Modern
style in Serbian and Hungarian literature.
The Department also takes care of scientific projects that are undertaken in
SASA centers for scientific research in Niš and Kragujevac.
Great number of scientific workers, university professors and writers
participate and work, either in individually or as a team, in projects of
Department and its committees, that are accorded with the Academy projects.