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, 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

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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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Labile (Ambitransitive) Verbs

(5 words)

Author(s): Letuchiy, Alexander
forthcomingAlexander Letuchiy
Date: 2020-12-23

Language Loss: Czech in the Diaspora

(14,246 words)

Author(s): Cope, Lida | Dittmann, Robert
This entry focuses on language shift and loss in the Czech diaspora. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the most notable historically Czech communities around the world, explains the major types of mass emigration, reviews available research on the key historically Czech metropolitan centers and rural communities, features Texas Czech as one well examined diasporic variety, and offers some contrastive and general observations on language change in the Czech diaspora. Introduction: Language contact, shift, and lossIt is estimated that nearly half of the world’s…
Date: 2020-12-23

Latin Scripts in West Slavic, History of

(11 words)

Author(s): Rzepiela, Michał | Jasińska, Katarzyna
Forthcoming Michał RzepielaKatarzyna Jasińska
Date: 2020-12-23

Law of Open Syllables (Rising Sonority)

(3,937 words)

Author(s): Feldstein, Ronald
The law of open syllables refers to a series of Late Common Slavic rules that specified that syllables must end in a vowel, rather than a consonant. Since many originally inherited syllables did not end in a vowel, the open-syllable law led to significant changes in the shape of the language. Open syllables and rising sonority in SlavicThe law of open syllables refers to a series of Late Common Slavic rules that specified that syllables must end in a vowel, rather than a consonant. Since many originally inherited syllables did not end in a vowel, the…
Date: 2020-12-23

Lexeme

(4 words)

Author(s): Spencer, Andrew | Wiemer, Björn
forthcomingAndrew SpencerBjörn Wiemer
Date: 2020-12-23

Lexical Functions

(6 words)

Author(s): Mel'čuk, Igor' | Iomdin, Leonid
forthcomingIgor' Mel'čukLeonid Iomdin
Date: 2020-12-23

Lexicalization

(2,827 words)

Author(s): Arsenijević, Boban
The notionThe term “lexicalization” is used in linguistics with a range of different meanings, among which the following two are the most prominent.The term is used to refer to the realization in a certain language of a certain concept with a single word, as well as to the question of what grammatical properties this word will have (e.g., Talmy 1985). In this sense, for instance, Russian and BCMS can be contrasted in respect of the lexicalization of the concept of a day and night (a day of 24 hours). In Russian, this concept is lexicalized by the word sutki, while in BCMS it has no reserved …
Date: 2020-12-23

Lexical Typology

(5 words)

Author(s): Reznikova, Tat'jana
forthcomingTat'jana Reznikova
Date: 2020-12-23