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Balkan Slavic and Balkan Turkish
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Balkan Turkish and Balkan Slavic languages have been in close contact for six centuries, from the late 14th century on, resulting in extensive bidirectional lexical borrowing and grammatical influence. This article surveys the effects of Turkish influence on Balkan Slavic and of Slavic influence on Balkan Turkish.

The Balkan Peninsula has been the scene of extensive, intensiv…

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Rentzsch, Julian and Rudin, Catherine, “Balkan Slavic and Balkan Turkish”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief General Editor Marc L. Greenberg, Lenore A. Grenoble. Consulted online on 28 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032375>
First published online: 2020

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