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Romance and Slavic
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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 were in long-…

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Boček, Vít, “Romance and Slavic”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief Marc L. Greenberg. Consulted online on 10 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_031981>
First published online: 2020



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