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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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Habsburg Convergence Area

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Author(s): Thomas, George
This article investigates the case for identifying an area of linguistic convergence (Ge  Sprachbund) in the Danube basin, where for over five hundred years, a number of languages (Slavic and non-Slavic) were spoken within the shifting borders of the Habsburg Empire in conditions of widespread personal multilingualism. Nevertheless, some features exceed the chronological limitations of the Habsburg Empire, so one might also consider this the Danubian Convergence Area. “Habsburg” should thus be understood as …
Date: 2020-12-23