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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Habsburg Convergence Area

(5,715 words)

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 underst…
Date: 2023-08-10

Habsburg Empire, Slavic Languages in the

(7,069 words)

Author(s): Stergar, Rok
About half of the Habsburg Empire’s inhabitants spoke one of the Slavic vernaculars, and Slavic linguistic varieties were increasingly used in writing from the late 18th century on. The introduction of compulsory elementary education after 1774 represented a crucial point of departure for modern standardization of Slavic varieties, and the Habsburg state was deeply involved in this contested process. It involved linguists and other scholars, nationalists, and various administrative bodies…
Date: 2023-08-10

Heritage Languages

(5,847 words)

Author(s): Ivanova-Sullivan, Tanya
This entry discusses the comprehension and processing of Slavic heritage languages spoken in North America and Europe. The focus is on the processing patterns and outcomes documented in adult heritage Russian, Polish, and Bulgarian and the impact of language-internal factors, cross-linguistic transfer, and sociolinguistic variables (proficiency level, age of onset, and quantity and quality of input, among others). The survey highlights the increased attention to Slavic heritage-language processing and its bidirectional relation to linguistic theory. In the last few de…
Date: 2023-08-10