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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Body Parts

(5 words)

Author(s): Ligorio, Orsat
forthcomingOrsat Ligorio
Date: 2020-05-22

Borrowing

(7,092 words)

Author(s): Menzel, Thomas
The paper presents concrete examples for matter borrowing and pattern borrowing with Slavic recipient and donor languages. The main interest is on lexical borrowing, but several instances of grammatical borrowing are discussed as well, thus giving evidence for the effects of borrowing hierarchies. The asymmetry of language contact situations is illustrated by asymmetries of borrowing processes. The focus is on borrowings from German into West Slavic languages, with other contact situati…
Date: 2020-05-22

Bosnian

(4 words)

Author(s): Neweklowsky, Gerhard
forthcomingGerhard Neweklowsky
Date: 2020-05-22

Bulgarian

(5,971 words)

Author(s): Makartsev, Maxim
The article describes the Bulgarian language, its history, phonology, orthography, grammar, lexicon, stylistics, and current sociolinguistic status. The name of the language, Bulgarian ( bălgаrski еzik ['bălgarski e'zik]), dates back to the ethnonym of the Bulgars, a Turkic tribe that spoke the Bulgar language (Oghuric branch) and created the First Bulgarian Empire (681 CE).Bulgarian is the official language of the Republic of Bulgaria and one of the 24 official languages of the European Union. It also has an official status as a “regional or mi…
Date: 2020-05-22

Bunjevci, Language of the

(3,104 words)

Author(s): Vuković, Petar
The Bunjevci are a South Slavic (sub)ethnic group, settled mostly in Croatia, but partially also in Serbia and Hungary. Most of the Bunjevci identify themselves as ethnic Croats and consider their dialect a variety of Croatian. However, some Bunjevci in Serbia consider themselves a distinct ethnic group with their own language. The Bunjevci are a South Slavic (sub)ethnic group, traditionally of Roman Catholic religion, who speak the Neo-Štokavian Ikavian dialect from the Central South Slavic dialect continuum. They are settled mostly around Vele…
Date: 2020-05-22

Burgenland Croatian (Gradišćanskohrvatski jezik)

(2,289 words)

Author(s): Houtzagers, Peter
Burgenland Croatian is spoken in four countries to the north of Croatia by the descendants of migrants who fled in the 16th and 17th centuries due to the Ottoman invasions on the Balkans. Burgenland Croatian is interesting for historical linguists, among other reasons because it can help reconstruct the dialect picture of BCMS as it was before it was dramatically changed by mass migrations. It also has its own literary tradition. The number of speakers of Burgenland Croatian is decreasing rapidly. Burgenland Croatian is the collective term for the varieties of Croatian tha…
Date: 2020-05-22