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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Saint Petersburg School

(9 words)

See Functional Grammar (Leningrad / St. Petersburg School).
Date: 2023-08-10

Schools of Phonology: Moscow, Saint Petersburg

(2,417 words)

Author(s): Iosad, Pavel
The development of theoretical phonology in the Soviet Union was primarily defined by two competing schools that agreed on the central role of the phoneme in phonological analysis but disagreed on the definition of phonemic contrast. The Saint Petersburg (Leningrad, “Ščerbian”) School pursued an approach based on biuniqueness, in which a di…
Date: 2023-08-10

Secondary Predicates

(4,068 words)

Author(s): Šarić, Ljiljana
Secondary predicates (SPs) comprise several phenomena, including verb particles, resultatives, and depictives, which are focused on here. Depictive SPs introduce an additional predication on top of the main verbal predication and are commonly described as participant-oriented adjuncts. They appear in a few forms, of which the most common ones seem to be adjectives, in addition to nouns, adverbs, and analytical constr…
Date: 2023-08-10

Second-Language Acquisition

(4,808 words)

Author(s): Protassova, Ekaterina
The article focuses on issues that arise when Slavic languages are acquired as L2, after acquisition of a non-Slavic or a Slavic L1, either in instructional or natural settings. After a brief and unavoidably selective overview of the theoretical foundations, focus is put on different Slavic languages, the specificity of teaching, and their acquisition in different contexts. Of particular interest is the mutual intelligibility of many Slavic languages. Contemporary trends are represented b…
Date: 2023-08-10

Semantic Roles

(6 words)

See Case and Semantic Roles.
Date: 2023-08-10

Sentence Intonation in South Slavic

(6,077 words)

Author(s): Vukasojević, Sandra
The term “intonation” refers to speech melody and its numerous variations. In conjunction with the lexical and grammatical components, not only does it help interlocutors formulate and express their ideas, thoughts, and feelings, but it also enables the correct interpretation of all messages. As such, intonation is recognized as an indispensable property of human communication. Yet this linguistic su…
Date: 2023-08-10

Serbian (forthcoming)

(2 words)

Author(s): Šipka, Danko
forthcomingDanko Šipka
Date: 2023-08-10


(2 words)

See Serbo-Croatian/Croato-Serbian.
Date: 2023-08-10

Serbo-Croatian/Croato-Serbian (forthcoming)

(3 words)

Author(s): Hodžić-Kadić, Azra
forthcomingAzra Hodžić-Kadić
Date: 2023-08-10