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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Romance and Slavic

(3,758 words)

Author(s): Boček, Vít
Slavic–Romance language contact took place in the second half of the 1st millennium CE between the eastern Alps in the west and Greece in the southeast. In the western subarea, the influence only went from Romance to Slavic and involved lexical borrowings (Christian terminology, appellatives connected with Roman civilization, and place names). In the eastern–southern subarea, the contact probably progressed in both directions and concerned lexical as well as structural (grammatical and phonological) influences. Common Slavic and Romance dialectal continua w…
Date: 2020-05-22

Romanian and Slavic

(7 words)

Author(s): Dyer, Donald | Uritescu, Dorin
forthcomingDonald DyerDorin Uritescu
Date: 2020-05-22

Romani and Slavic

(1,183 words)

Author(s): Kozhanov, Kirill | Oslon, Mikhail
Romani, an Indo-Aryan language spoken in Europe, came into contact with (South) Slavic when the entire Romani-speaking community was still based in the Byzantine Empire, i.e., before the 15th century. Some Romani dialects are still spoken in the South Slavic area, while others spread to West and East Slavic territories. Numerous matter borrowings, e.g., loanwords, derivational and inflectional affixes, and pattern borrowings, e.g., phonological rules or calqued uses of grammatical forms…
Date: 2020-05-22


(4 words)

Author(s): Moldovan, Aleksandr
forthcomingAleksandr Moldovan
Date: 2020-05-22

Russian Pidgin Languages

(3,575 words)

Author(s): Stern, Dieter
This overview article provides short portraits of the known and documented Russian Pidgin Languages. The basic outlines of their social history is sketched, and the most prominent grammatical features are presented. The introduction puts the three pidgin languages with which the article deals (Taimyr Pidgin Russian, Russenorsk, and Chinese Pidgin Russian) into a broader perspective and briefly discusses the general sociohistoric preconditions for the emergence of Russian-based pidgin la…
Date: 2020-05-22

Russkaja Razgovornaja Reč´

(1,188 words)

Author(s): Fedorova, Kapitolina
Razgovornaja reč ´ ‘colloquial speech’ is the term used in Russian linguistics to refer to spontaneous, everyday speech of native speakers of Russian with higher education who are capable of producing texts in the normative kodificirovannyj literaturnyj jazyk (KLJa) ‘codified standard language’ in formal settings. Razgovornaja reč ´ does not fully correspond to ‘vernacular’ since it does not cover prostorečie ‘simple speech’, differing both from it and from the standardized formal language. In this way, native Russian speakers can be divided between tho…
Date: 2020-05-22