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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Siberian Languages and Russian

(7 words)

Author(s): Stoynova, Natalya
forthcomingNatalya Stoynova
Date: 2020-05-22

Silesian (in Czech Republic)/Lachian

(7,222 words)

Author(s): Holub, Zbyněk | Říha, Richard
The article presents the contemporary situation of the Silesian dialects within the complex of the Czech national language. First the article presents an overview of the Silesian dialects in the Czech Republic. Second, the article focuses on the Silesian-Moravian dialects with their characteristic features, and Silesian-Polish dialects with their characteristic features. The term “Polish,” commonly used in traditional Czech dialectology, refers here to the territory of Czech and Silesia…
Date: 2020-05-22

Silesian (in Poland)

(3,716 words)

Author(s): Borowski, Krzysztof E.
Silesian is a language variety used predominantly in contemporary Poland and spoken by more than 500,000 people (2011 census data; Szałtys and Gudaszewski 2015). Its status as a dialect of Polish is disputed. Silesian is currently undergoing codification and standardization. Increasingly, Silesian is also continuing its expansion into domains previously restricted to (standard) Polish. Silesian ( slōnskŏ gŏdka, ISO 639-3 code szl) is a West Slavic (Lechitic) ethnolect spoken in the eastern part of the historical region of Silesia in southern Poland (O…
Date: 2020-05-22

Slavic Accentology, Schools of

(9 words)

Balto-Slavic Accentology, Schools of
Date: 2020-05-22

Slavic and Baltic

(6 words)

Author(s): Derksen, Rick
forthcomingRick Derksen
Date: 2020-05-22

Slavic and Indo-European

(4,972 words)

Author(s): Matasović, Ranko
This article presents the main phonological and morphological developments from Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Slavic. It also discusses the position of Slavic in the Indo-European family of languages and the question of the Balto-Slavic subbranch of Indo-European. The Slavic languages are a branch of the Indo-European language family, along with Anatolian, Indo-Iranian, Greek, Italic, Celtic, Germanic, Armenian, Tocharian, Baltic, and Albanian, as well as a few poorly attested languages that cannot be assigned to any of the aforem…
Date: 2020-05-22

Slavic Gender Linguistics

(11,858 words)

Author(s): Scheller-Boltz, Dennis
This article gives an overview of Slavic gender linguistics. It describes the progress that Slavic gender linguistics has made and its status quo, the general trends that are emerging, the subdisciplines of linguistics that have already been investigated from a gender-linguistic perspective, the issues that require even more extensive debate and reflection, the phenomena and subdisciplines that have not yet been included in gender linguistics, and the language-change processes that have…
Date: 2020-05-22

Slavic Homeland and Migrations

(6,165 words)

Author(s): Nichols, Johanna
The etymological, philological, and grammatical side of the Slavic homeland, expansion, and contacts have been well described (e.g., Vermeer 2014; 2019; Timberlake 2013; Andersen 2003; Barford 2001; Gołąb 1991; Lindstedt and Salmela 2019; Nichols forthcoming gives an overview). The mechanism and sociolinguistics (both micro- and macro-) of the Slavic spreads and migrations have received less study and have not been summarized for the entire prehistory of all of Slavic from the viewpoint…
Date: 2020-05-22

Slavic Languages and National Revival

(4,823 words)

Author(s): Maxwell, Alexander
The Slavic world spreads from Eastern Europe to the Pacific coast of Siberia. Around 280 million people have some variety of Slavic as their native language; about half are speakers of Russian. Slavic literary traditions date back to the 9th century CE, when Greek Orthodox missionaries Cyril and Methodius devised the first Slavic alphabet, now known as Glagolitic, for Old Church Slavonic. While historical Slavs have used several different alphabets, all modern Slavic languages are written in eit…
Date: 2020-05-22

Slavic Languages as Minority Languages

(9 words)

Author(s): Wicherkiewicz, Tomasz | Motoki Nomachi
forthcomingTomasz WicherkiewiczMotoki Nomachi
Date: 2020-05-22

Slavic Languages in Diaspora

(7 words)

Author(s): Kosta, Peter
forthcomingPeter Kosta
Date: 2020-03-26

Slavic Languages in the European Union

(10 words)

Author(s): Borowski, Krzysztof E.
forthcomingKrzysztof E. Borowski
Date: 2020-05-22

Slavic Languages in the Soviet Union

(10 words)

Author(s): Grenoble, Lenore A.
forthcomingLenore A. Grenoble
Date: 2020-05-22


(6 words)

Author(s): Lauersdorf, Mark Richard | Mucsková, Gabriela
forthcomingMark Richard LauersdorfGabriela Mucsková
Date: 2020-05-22


(4 words)

Author(s): Reindl, Donald
forthcomingDonald Reindl
Date: 2020-05-22


(3,087 words)

Author(s): Jocz, Lechosław
Slovincian is the westernmost directly attested dialect of Kashubian. It was spoken close to the Baltic Sea coast, circa 100 km northwest of Gdańsk and circa 20 km northeast of Słupsk (Poland) and became permanently extinct during the first half of the 20th century.The primary vernacular name of the dialect was slɵvji͂nsħï ‘Slovincian’. However, the denotation Kashubian was also used, being simultaneously the basic term referring to the ethnic identity of the speakers. Besides, the name Slovincian had additional connotations (referring to the la…
Date: 2020-05-22