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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Modal Particles

(5 words)

Author(s): Wiemer, Björn
forthcomingBjörn Wiemer
Date: 2020-05-22

Molise Slavic

(5 words)

Author(s): Breu, Walter
forthcomingWalter Breu
Date: 2020-05-22

Mongolic and Slavic

(858 words)

Author(s): Gruntov, Il´ja
Intensive Mongolic–Slavic contacts started in the 13th century, as Turco-Mongolian troops led by Mongolian rulers invaded Eastern Europe. The Mongolian warriors spoke Middle Mongolian, and their contacts with loca…
Date: 2020-05-22

Montenegrin

(5,155 words)

Author(s): Čirgić, Adnan
The Montenegrin language belongs to the group of South Slavic languages. It is one of the languages based on the Štokavian dialect, akin to the Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian languages. Montenegrin is spoken in Montenegro and the Montenegrin diaspora. It was standardized in 2009. It is the official language in Montenegro.The Montenegrin language belongs to the group of South Slavic languages. It is one of the standard languages based on the Štokavian dialect, akin to the Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian languages.Montenegrin is spoken in Montenegro and the Montenegrin diasp…
Date: 2020-05-22

Month Names

(904 words)

Author(s): Reindl, Donald
Most modern Slavic languages (Bosnian, Bulgarian, Lower Sorbian, Macedonian, Montenegrin, Russian, Rusyn, Slovak, Slovene, and Upper Sorbian) have month names derived from Latin, but several (Belarusian, Croatian, Czech, Kashubian, Polish, and Ukrainian) have Slavic names. Although five of these languages are contiguous, there are no other shared distribution patterns for current Slavic month systems by Slavic branch, Catholicism versus Orthodoxy, past political affiliation, or typical adstrata. Isolated Latin names occur in Polish ( marzec ‘March’, maj ‘May’) and Ka ( môj
Date: 2020-05-22

Mood

(4 words)

Author(s): Błaszczyk, Izabela
forthcomingIzabela Błaszczyk
Date: 2020-05-22

Moravian

(5,723 words)

Author(s): Bláha, Ondřej
The Moravian language is an alternative name for the Czech language spoken in Moravia, the eastern part of the Czech Republic. This variety of Czech in not internally homogeneous and stable – there are no common language norms for Moravian, but several Moravian organizations promote the Moravian language as an idiom distinct from the Czech language. On the other hand, the position of Standard Czech in Moravia is better than in the western part of the country (Bohemia), where local substandards occur in official communication more often. Moravia (Cz Morava) is one of the three historical Czech lands (Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia), regions in East-Central Europe formerly ruled by the kings of Bohemia, whose residence was Prague. Moravia, located on the right of the bold line on the map, constitutes the eastern part of today’s Czech Republic. Moravia has an area of 22,348 km…
Date: 2020-05-22

Moscow School

(5 words)

Author(s): Apresjan, Jurij
forthcomingJurij Apresjan
Date: 2020-05-22