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Uralic and Slavic
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Despite recurring statements to the contrary, there is no evidence of a Uralic substratum in Common Slavic. Northwestern Uralic was separated from Slavic by Baltic, therefore direct contacts between (Proto-)Finnic and Slavic only began with the Slavic expansion from the mid-1st millennium CE onward. The Slavicization of northern and central Russia gave rise to contacts of diverse types at different times, while, …

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Kallio, Petri and Laakso, Johanna, “Uralic 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_032004>
First published online: 2020



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