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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Sorbian, Lower and Upper

(8 words)

Author(s): Schaarschmidt, Gunter H.
forthcomingGunter H. Schaarschmidt
Date: 2020-05-22

South Slavic Languages

(8 words)

Author(s): Petrov, Ivan | Greenberg, Marc L.
Ivan PetrovMarc L. Greenberg
Date: 2020-05-22

Spisovná Čeština (History of)

(2,457 words)

Author(s): Cvrček, Václav
The term “ spisovná čeština” (literary Czech, standard Czech) refers to the standard variety of Czech, i.e., a system of regionally unrestricted language forms used mainly in written and official communication. The privileged position of SC among other varieties of Czech is established and maintained by an “academy-governed” (Garvin 1993: 42) style of prescriptive codification, which follows the principles of the theory of the cultivation of language (TCL, Cz  Teorie jazykové kultury) established by the Prague linguistic circle (PLC) in the 1930s (Havránek et al. 1932). Standard…
Date: 2020-05-22

Stang’s Law

(521 words)

Author(s): Kapović, Mate
Stang’s law (more rarely called Ivšić’s law) is the supposed retraction of the long internal circumflex in Common Slavic that, according to many accentologists of the post-Stang era, accounts for most neo-acute stem-stressed forms in accentual paradigm b (a.p. b). Thus, attested a.p. b forms like present * mõltite ‘you thresh-2.pl’ and * p ò pěx ъ ‘priests-loc.pl’ (see “Accentology”) would originate in preforms like * moltîte, * popě̂xъ.Ivšić (1911: 169–170, 177–182) was the first one to propose a retractional nature of the Slavic neo-acute in forms like * mõltite. However, it was S…
Date: 2020-05-22


(3,883 words)

Author(s): Nahod, Perina Vukša
The Štokavian dialect is one of the three dialect groups (together with Čakavian and Kajkavian) of the Central South Slavic area. Štokavian is spoken in a large part of Croatia; in Bosnia and Herzegovina; in Montenegro; in a large part of Serbia; in a part of Kosovo; and in some settlements in Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Albania, and North Macedonia. It is usually divided into seven dialects: Eastern Herzegovinian; Western; Slavonian; Eastern Bosnian; Šumadija-Vojvodina, Zeta-South Sandžak, and Kosovo-Resava. Depending on the reflex of  jat, it is traditionally …
Date: 2020-05-22

Subject (Treatment of)

(6 words)

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

Substrata in Slavic Languages

(7 words)

Author(s): Klemenčič, Simona
forthcomingSimona Klemenčič
Date: 2020-05-22


(4 words)

Author(s): Bilaniuk, Laada
forthcomingLaada Bilaniuk
Date: 2020-05-22