“We need feedback from the citizens”: Monakhova announced the creation of the Board on language issues

“We need feedback from the citizens”: Monakhova announced the creation of the Board on language issues
22:11 Mon, 16 Dec 2019 Telegraph UKRINFORM Photo: Twitter news:Monakhova said that artists do not forbid profanity and surzhik.

The Secretariat of the Commissioner for the protection of the state language will create a public Board to conduct a dialogue with society in this area.

In an interview with UKRINFORM reported by the Ombudsman on language issues Tatyana Monakhova.

“When Secretariat will create a public Board because we need feedback from citizens. We will invite to dialogue and activists on language issues, people who actively protect the language, and linguists, and writers, everyone. Even if a person works in the supermarket at the checkout, but worried about the fate of the Ukrainian language, come, expressed their suggestions, thoughts, observations. It should be a dialogue with society,” she said.

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Monakhova explained that the Commissioner for the protection of the state language is a new institution, and the law provides that the person appointed shall enter into the authority after 6 months.

“These six months were allocated for the establishment of a Secretariat. During this time, you need to assemble a team, which is written in the law: we must accept complaints and consider them, to take part in trials, so we must have a powerful legal Department. We need to monitor the fulfillment of the law and its effectiveness will be created analytical Department. You need to carry out a linguistic expertise – is the staff qualified linguists,” said Monakhov.

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The Commissioner also explained how it will be implemented the responsibility to protect the state language “from public humiliation or neglect, from deliberate distortion of the state language in official documents and texts.”

“It will be clearly stated algorithm, the criterion that, if intentionally done, or is it art. I would advise you not to panic, in the end, we are modern people and understand that in art the artist is allowed everything,” she said.

She noted that in Ukraine there is a galaxy of writers and poets postmodernists postmodernists who use surzhik and even invective language as an artistic element.

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“For example, if Serhiy Zhadan writes a poem, and there obscene language, he does it not in order to insult or humiliate the state language. He’s an artist, he sees. But another thing – if the microphone out of the man and begins to assert that the Ukrainian language is not a language is a dialect of some other language, he is unworthy to serve areas of life, and takes the value judgments that offend the Ukrainian language”, – said the Ombudsman on language issues.

According to her, in each case, should be linguistic expertise. “When it comes to art is one story, but if someone has the goal to offend the feelings of people who speak Ukrainian language and the state language in General, it is a totally different story, and we will take all measures provided by the law,” said Monakhov.

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