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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 University of Kansas General Editor University of Chicago Associate Editors University of Kansas Brown University University of Amsterdam University of Warsaw University of Zagreb University of Mainz Stockholm University Marc L. Greenberg, Lenore A. Grenoble, Stephen M. Dickey, Masako Ueda Fidler, René Genis, Marek Łaziński, Anita Peti-Stantić, Björn Wiemer, Nadežda V. Zorixina-Nilsson. Consulted online on 03 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_031981>
First published online: 2020



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