Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online

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Edited by: Marc L. Greenberg (editor-in-chief), University of Kansas; Lenore A. Grenoble (general editor), University of Chicago; associate editors: Stephen M. Dickey, University of Kansas, Masako Ueda Fidler, Brown University, René Genis, University of Amsterdam, Marek Łaziński, University of Warsaw, Anita Peti-Stantić, University of Zagreb, Björn Wiemer, University of Mainz, Nadežda V. Zorixina-Nilsson, Stockholm University

The Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics offers a comprehensive overview of the languages of the Slavic language family and the different ways in which they are and have been studied. It provides authoritative treatment of all important aspects of the Slavic language family from its Indo-European origins to the present day, as well as consideration of interaction of Slavic with other languages.

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Author(s): Grković-Major, Jasmina
forthcomingJasmina Grković-Major
Date: 2020-03-26

Day Names

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Author(s): Reindl, Donald
The Slavic system of day names is a historical hybrid: an older numerical five-day week (Monday–Friday) was expanded by two days (Saturday and Sunday) into a seven-day week with the adoption of Christianity. The semantic bases of the day names are uniform across the Slavic languages with the sole exception of Ru voskresenʹe ‘Sunday’, literally ‘resurrection (day)’.Monday (PSl * ponedělьnikъ ‘after Sunday’; see below) is a compound, possibly modeled on Go afarsabbatē dags ‘Sunday’, literally ‘after the Sabbath’ (or Gr προσάββατον prosábbaton ‘Friday’, literally ‘before the Sa…
Date: 2020-03-26


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Author(s): Mendoza, Imke
forthcomingImke Mendoza
Date: 2020-03-26


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Author(s): Petrukhina, Elena | Karpilovskaya, Jevgenia A.
forthcomingElena PetrukhinaJevgenia A. Karpilovskaya
Date: 2020-03-26

De Saussure’s Law

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Author(s): Kapović, Mate
De Saussure’s law normally denotes a progressive accentual shift from a nonacute to an acute syllable in various interpretations of historical Schools of Balto-Slavic Accentology – cf. Li * blùsā (with the first syllable short/circumflex and the second acute) > * blusā́ (with the final syllable accented and acute), which is later shortened to the attested blusà ‘flea’ by Leskien’s law.In pre-Stangian accentology (and still today in some nonmainstream approaches to Balto-Slavic accentology that reject Stang), de Saussure’s law was often taken to operate …
Date: 2020-03-26