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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(3,508 words)

Author(s): Mužek, Matija
The Kajkavian dialects of Croatian are spoken in northwestern Croatia and in Gorski Kotar, as well as in small communities in Burgenland (Austria) and Banat (Romania, Serbia). In the South Slavic dialect continuum, they form a link between Slovene in the northwest and other dialect groups in the southeast. They are generally archaic and valuable for the reconstruction of Proto-Slavic due to features of their prosody.Kajkavian, named after the word kaj ‘what’, is a South Slavic dialect group. Together with two other dialect groups, Čakavian and Štokavian, also name…
Date: 2024-01-23

Karaim, Slavic Influence on

(6,030 words)

Author(s): Németh, Michał
Karaim is a Kipchak Turkic language that existed in several varieties. Its only surviving branch is Northwest Karaim, spoken today by 21 individuals living in Lithuania in the cities of Trakai, Vilnius, Panevėžys, and Naujamiestis, and one speaker living in Poland (as of February 2023). Historically, speakers of Northwest Karaim also inhabited the regions of Kaunas, Šiauliai, Pasvalys, and Biržai in Lithuania and Kukizów in Galicia, to mention the main communities only. The closest variety to No…
Date: 2024-01-23


(5,738 words)

Author(s): Menzel, Thomas
Kashubian is a highly structured dialect continuum with, to this day, relatively limited transregional normalization and standardization. In historical terms, Kashubian can be conceptualized as a transitional dialect between the extinct language of the Baltic Slavic (Pomeranian) population and contemporary Polish. For centuries, Kashubian has existed in close linguistic contact with German, as well as, to this day, with Polish. Contact phenomena are not limited to vocabulary, but rather …
Date: 2024-01-23

Kazan School (forthcoming)

(3 words)

Author(s): Radwanska-Williams, Joanna
forthcomingJoanna Radwanska-Williams
Date: 2024-01-23

Keyword and Keymorph Analysis

(1,513 words)

Author(s): Cvrček, Václav
Keyword analysis (KWA) and keymorph analysis (KMA) are two corpus-based methods for analyzing text and discourse. Both methods, each operating on a different language level, facilitate text interpretation by identifying prominent units on the backdrop of reference corpus.KWA is one of the most widely used data-driven methods of identifying prominent words (keywords [KWs]) in a text or discourse. It is based on an assumption that each text prefers one sort of expressions over others and that these preferred expressions are usual…
Date: 2024-01-23