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, René Genis, University of Amsterdam, Marek Łaziński, University of Warsaw, Mikhail Oslon, Institute of the Polish Language - Cracow, Anita Peti-Stantić, University of Zagreb, Masako Ueda Fidler, Brown University, Mladen Uhlik, University of Ljubljana, Björn Wiemer, University of Mainz, Nadežda V. Zorixina-Nilsson, Stockholm University

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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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Face, Power, and Identity

(3,034 words)

Author(s): Perelmutter, Renee
While face has been conceptualized as a property of an individual, recent studies argue that face needs to be regarded as dynamically constituted in interaction between two or more individuals. Among the factors influencing the constitution of face, an important role is played by issues of societal power, which can be maintained or challenged interactionally. Similarly, identity is a concept that interacts with both face and power. This entry considers the concepts of face, facework, social power, and identity and their interplay in dyadic and multiparticipant settings.FaceFace h…
Date: 2024-01-23

Factivity and Factualness

(5,971 words)

Author(s): Krapova, Iliyana | Sočanac, Tomislav | Wiemer, Björn
Factive predicates exhibit a series of contrasts with respect to their nonfactive counterparts, both in Slavic and cross-linguistically. At the level of interpretation, factives such as know and regret typically project presuppositions, which are assumed to be true by the speaker, whereas nonfactives such as think and say do not introduce such presuppositional readings. Factive constructions also differ from others at the level of morphosyntax. One syntactic area in which factives exhibit distinctive features in some Slavic languages, in…
Date: 2024-01-23


(4 words)

See Factivity and Factualness.
Date: 2024-01-23

False Cognates

(4 words)

See False Friends.
Date: 2024-01-23

False Friends

(1,315 words)

Author(s): Wietecka, Anna
This article focuses on the linguistic phenomenon faux amis (false friends, false cognates) in Slavic languages, i.e., words that share a common signifier but a different signified (meaning). The main aim is to provide a short historical background of the concept and a brief list of the Slavic terminology in use, as well as an overview of the criteria applied to identify them (e.g., origin and potential interference).False friends – words in two or more languages showing a common form but having a different meaning – are a linguistic phenomenon of concern to …
Date: 2024-01-23

Family Names

(7 words)

See Anthroponyms: Surnames and Informal Anthroponyms.
Date: 2024-01-23

Feminitives (forthcoming)

(3 words)

Author(s): Scheller-Boltz, Dennis
forthcomingDennis Scheller-Boltz
Date: 2024-01-23