Tra grammatica e politica: l’uso delle preposizioni v е na davanti al termine Ucraina
This paper analyzes the use of the preposition in that in Ukrainian and Russian can assume the form v or na. In the 20th century the use of both prepositions has assumed political meanings which has diversified the semantics of the expressions na Ukraine and v Ukraine (in Ukraine) and correlates. We aim to show the evolution of meaning of these prepositions, to explain the use of them in Ukrainian and Russian publicist and diplomatic texts, to demonstrate how scholars and publicists motivate the use of v and na and to highlight correlate problems.
Keywords: Linguistic diplomacy • Ukrainian language • In (preposition) • Ukraine • Russian language