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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Gender (forthcoming)

(3 words)

Author(s): Sitchinava, Dmitri | Shvedova, Marija
forthcomingDmitri SitchinavaMarija Shvedova
Date: 2024-01-23

Gender Linguistics

(11,675 words)

Author(s): Scheller-Boltz, Dennis
This article gives an overview of Slavic gender linguistics. It describes the progress that Slavic gender linguistics has made and its status quo, the general trends that are emerging, the subdisciplines of linguistics that have already been investigated from a gender-linguistic perspective, the issues that require even more extensive debate and reflection, the phenomena and subdisciplines that have not yet been included in gender linguistics, and the language-change processes that have b…
Date: 2024-01-23

Genetics and Slavic Languages

(6,605 words)

Author(s): Kushniarevich, Alena | Kassian, Alexei
West, East, and South Slavs occupy a vast region within Europe, but culturally they form a group of closely related peoples speaking languages that diverged only recently (the Slavic language group). It is believed that Slavic languages had spread in the early medieval period (after 500 CE) due to the dispersion of their bearers from east-central Europe (see Slavic migrations). The genetic profile of today’s Slavs, however, reveals patterns that do not follow linguistic ones. In particul…
Date: 2024-01-23

Germanic and Slavic Contact: Lexicon

(5,936 words)

Author(s): Newerkla, Stefan Michael
The lexical influences between the Germanic and Slavic languages are manifold and almost as old as their protolanguages themselves. These relations have continued to the present day. The article gives a concise overview of the Germanic influence on the vocabularies of the Slavic languages, its chronology and domains, and the influence of the Slavic languages on the Germanic languages.Language systems are complex products of historical developments and constantly subject to change. However, such systems are not only dynamic and variable but also somewha…
Date: 2024-01-23

Gerunds, Constructions with (forthcoming)

(6 words)

Author(s): Barentsen, Adriaan | Zorikhina-Nilsson Author, Nadezjda
forthcomingAdriaan BarentsenNadezjda Zorikhina-Nilsson Author
Date: 2024-01-23

Gesture Use by Speakers of Slavic Languages

(7,023 words)

Author(s): Cienki, Alan
Speakers’ co-verbal behaviors, such as the manual gestures that they produce, have gained increasing attention from linguists in recent decades for what they can reveal about speakers’ concepts and various cultural practices of communication. Ample research has been conducted for a number of Slavic languages on the symbolic use of gesture (commonly used signs within a culture, called emblems). While there is less research on speakers’ spontaneous behavior, several research traditions on …
Date: 2024-01-23