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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Object Clitic Doubling

(4,079 words)

Author(s): Mišeska Tomić, Olga
Object clitic doubling is a characteristic feature of the Balkan languages. In the South Slavic Balkan languages, which form a dialectal continuum, object clitic doubling varies gradually along a north–south axis and a west–east axis. Along the north–south axis, conditions for object clitic doubling increase in direct proportion to the loss of case inflec­tions. Along the west–east axis, there is a gradual increase of depend­ence on discourse, with almost total dependence on discourse f…
Date: 2023-01-04

Object, Direct and Indirect

(9,003 words)

Author(s): Jurkiewicz-Rohrbacher, Edyta
This article describes different approaches to objects, i.e., the labels of syntactic function assigned to non-subject arguments. The treatment of objects is first outlined from a general theoretical perspective with a special focus on the multifactorial, functional approach. Next, the treatment of objects and their properties in Slavic languages is discussed. Particular attention is paid to case marking, the possibility of passivization, and the number of arguments marked with the same label. Object and other grammatical relations“Object” is a label of a syntactic func…
Date: 2023-01-04

Obscene Language (forthcoming)

(5 words)

Author(s): Friedman, Victor
ForthcomingVictor Friedman
Date: 2023-01-04

Obscure Prehistorical Accessions to the Slavic Lexicon

(8,906 words)

Author(s): Leschber, Corinna
This article focuses on Slavic words with difficult etymologies and demonstrates possible approaches to solving a range of etymological problems. The ambiguities posed by the obscurity of the linguistic material itself makes it necessary to rely on supporting disciplines aside from linguistics, e.g., archaeology and genetics. Since Slavic languages are Indo-European languages, many inherited Slavic words can be explained unequivocally by Proto-Indo-European etymology. However, some of…
Date: 2023-01-04