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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Verbal Aspect in Old Church Slavic

(6,565 words)

Author(s): Kamphuis, Jaap
It is difficult to establish the existence and functions of a verbal aspect system in a dead language like Old Church Slavic. However, there are a number of objectively identifiable characteristics of the verbal system that can be of help in sketching the outlines of the system. Firstly, the aspectual morphology is similar to modern Slavic languages: presence (or absence) of prefixes, suffixes, and pair forming. Hence, verbs can be classified based on their morphology. Secondly, the gra…
Date: 2022-03-04

Verbal Nouns

(5,496 words)

Author(s): Pčelinceva, Elena
Nomina actionis (NA) are nouns that have the meaning of an action, process, or state, and usually have a verbal origin. This category of words is a special hybrid type in all Slavic languages, because it combines properties of both verb and noun.The center of the category are nouns derived from verbs and having a process meaning, e.g., Po czytać ʻto read’ → czytanie ʻreading’, Uk doslidžuvaty ʻto investigateʼ → doslidžennja ʻinvestigationʼ, and Bg  xodja ʻto walkʼ → xodene ʻwalkingʼ. On the periphery of the category, there are nouns formed from nouns and adjectives, e.g., Cz etapizace ʻsta…
Date: 2022-03-04

Verb Classifications (forthcoming)

(5 words)

Author(s): Tatevosov, Sergei
forthcomingSergei Tatevosov
Date: 2022-03-04

Verb Particles

(3,264 words)

Author(s): Wiemer, Björn | Giger, Markus
Verb particles are free or clitic morphemes that combine with verb stems to modify their meanings. They are comparable to prefixes, which they are related to on a morphologization cline and often even etymologically. Combinations with verb stems (sometimes called particle verbs) constitute a subgroup of secondary predicates and should be distinguished from other subgroups (resultatives and depictives) as well as from compounds. Verb particles are widely attested in Slavic minority languages that…
Date: 2022-03-04

Verbs of Motion (forthcoming)

(7 words)

Author(s): Dickey, Stephen M.
forthcomingStephen M. Dickey
Date: 2022-03-04

Veridicality

(10,397 words)

Author(s): Krapova, Iliyana | Socanac, Tomislav | Wiemer, Björn
Veridicality is a linguistic term used primarily within formal semantics. The approach to veridicality adopted here is crucially based on the concept of truth commitment: if an epistemic agent is committed to the truth of a given proposition, then the latter is veridical; if there is no such truth commitment, then the proposition is nonveridical. We show veridicality to be a useful explanatory concept that can account for a range of different phenomena across Slavic (even if it was not …
Date: 2022-03-04