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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Kinship Terms

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Author(s): Bjeletić, Marta
Kinship terminology is the system of names used to represent the realms of genetic and social relatedness. In the Slavic languages, the terminology of kinship belongs to the oldest strata of Common Slavic, and at its core to the Indo-European lexical layer. The tendency toward gradual simplification of the terminological system describing kinship is characteristic of all the Slavic languages and runs concurrently with the decline in the significance of familial relationships themselves,…
Date: 2020-05-22