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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First-Language Acquisition

(7,555 words)

Author(s): Voeikova, Maria D.
First-language (L1) acquisition is a general term describing the main features and the course of language development in children from birth the age of five–seven or even further. The upper limit of this process is under debate because some grammatical features in many languages are only mastered at school. Young children manage to acquire their native language in an adultlike way in a short time. They base themselves on limited samples of their target language. Scarce input, the lack of …
Date: 2023-10-27

First-Language Acquisition: Input/Child-Directed Speech

(6,598 words)

Author(s): Kazakovskaya, Victoria
Input / child-directed speech is classified as a marginal, relatively stable, conventionalized part of any linguistic system (a distinct register) and is considered by the speech community to be appropriate for communicating mainly with young children. Input is adapted to the linguistic and cognitive capabilities of a child (fine-tuning) and is sufficient for language acquisition. The linguistic properties of both input and caregiver–child interaction change as the linguistic capacities o…
Date: 2023-10-27

First-Language Acquisition: Monolingual and Bilingual Acquisition of Verbal Aspect

(4,051 words)

Author(s): Anstatt, Tanja
In Slavic languages, aspect represents a very complex category with respect to forms and to functions. This article focuses on the acquisition of aspect functions in Russian. From the acquisitional point of view, it proposes a subdivision into unambiguous aspect rules (progressive function of the imperfective aspect, concrete-factual function of the perfective aspect) and fuzzy aspect rules (e.g., general-factual function of the imperfective aspect) that are less clear and hard to detect …
Date: 2023-10-27

Fixed Stress Systems (forthcoming)

(5 words)

Author(s): Greenberg, Marc L.
forthcomingMarc L. Greenberg
Date: 2023-10-27