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

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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Obecná Čeština

(978 words)

Author(s): Cvrček, Václav
Obecná čeština (lit. Common Czech; henceforth CC) is a nonstandard and uncodified variety of Czech used in everyday communication with the potential to be a nationwide koine or vernacular for a wide range of informal and semiformal situations. The term CC is said to be derived from Hermann Paul’s Gemeinsprache (Sgall et al. 1992: 266), but it can be used to denote any informal spoken variety of Czech (cf. “Hovorová čeština”).The status of CC was subject to discussions during the 20th century from both sociolinguistic and dialectological perspectives. From the soci…
Date: 2020-12-23

Object Clitic Doubling

(7 words)

Author(s): Mišeska Tomić, Olga
forthcomingOlga Mišeska Tomić
Date: 2020-12-23

Object, Direct and Indirect (Treatment of)

(8 words)

Author(s): Jurkiewicz-Rohrbacher, Edyta
forthcomingEdyta Jurkiewicz-Rohrbacher
Date: 2020-12-23

Obscene Language

(5 words)

Author(s): Friedman, Victor
ForthcomingVictor Friedman
Date: 2020-12-23

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: 2020-12-23