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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Yiddish and Slavic Contact

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Author(s): Kleiner, Yuri | Svetozarova, Natalia Dmitrievna
Yiddish is the language used by Central and Eastern European Jews and now by their descendants, mostly bilingual, all over the world. The name established itself in the 16th–18th centuries. Yiddish is a three-component language (Germanic, Semitic, and Slavic); it is traditionally subdivided into the Western/German branch (practically extinct) and the Eastern branch with the central (Polish), the northern (Lithuanian), and the southern (Ukrainian) group of dialects. Yiddish has no standa…
Date: 2022-03-04