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Substrata in Slavic Languages
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One of the remarkable features of Slavic is that it is widespread, just as Indo-European. It is inevitable that there are cases of language shift, language mixing, which are, in fact, borne-out by genetic evidence.The existence of identifiable Proto-Balto-Slavic and Proto-Slavic substrates is a subject of ongoing debate. The connection between previous stadia of Slavic languages and concrete geographical areas is less ten…

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Klemenčič, Simona, “Substrata in Slavic Languages”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief General Editor Marc L. Greenberg, Lenore A. Grenoble. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032187>
First published online: 2020

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