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The Slavic languages

Author: Roland Sussex; Paul V Cubberley
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Series: Cambridge language surveys.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Slavic group of languages - the fourth largest Indo-European sub-group - is one of the major language families of the modern world. With 297 million speakers, Slavic comprises 13 languages split into three groups: South Slavic, which includes Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian; East Slavic, which includes Russian and Ukrainian; and West Slavic, which includes Polish, Czech and Slovak. This 2006 book, written by two  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks (form)
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)56643252
(OCoLC)170922742
(OCoLC)913533069
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roland Sussex; Paul V Cubberley
ISBN: 9780521223157 0521223156 0511242042 9780511242045 9780521294485 0521294487 0511486804 9780511486807
OCLC Number: 56643252
Description: xix, 638 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Linguistic evolution, genetic affiliation and classification --
Socio-historical evolution --
Phonology --
Morphophonology --
Morphology --
Syntactic categories and morphosyntax --
Sentence structure --
Word formation --
Lexis --
Dialects --
Sociolinguistic issues.
Series Title: Cambridge language surveys.
Responsibility: Roland Sussex, Paul Cubberley.
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The Slavic group of languages - which includes Bosnian, Russian, Polish and Slovak - is one of the major language families of the modern world. This 2006 book presents a survey of all aspects of the  Read more...

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Contents … ix Preface … xvii Acknowledgements … xix 0. INTRODUCTION 0.1 Survey … 1 0.2 The Slavic languages in the world … 1 0.3 Languages, variants, and nomenclature … 2 0.4 Languages, polities and speakers … 8 0.5 Genetic classification and typology … 9 0.6 The linguistics of Slavic: empirical and theoretical characteristics … 10 0.7 Organization … 13 0.8 Outline … 17 1. LINGUISTIC EVOLUTION, GENETIC AFFILIATION AND CLASSIFICATION 1.1 The Slavs: prehistory … 19 1.2 Slavic in Indo-European … 21 1.3 Proto-Slavic … 25 1.4 The sub-division of Slavic … 42 1.5 South Slavic … 43 1.6 East Slavic … 46 1.7 West Slavic … 54 1.8 Overview … 58 2. SOCIO-HISTORICAL EVOLUTION 2.1 The socio-historical context … 60 2.2 South Slavic … 62 2.3 East Slavic … 79 2.4 West Slavic … 89 2.5 Overview … 105 3. PHONOLOGY 3.1 Introduction … 110 3.2 Historical evolution and modern equivalences … 110 3.3 Modern vowel systems … 153 3.4 Modern consonant systems … 163 3.5 Suprasegmentals … 177 4. MORPHOPHONOLOGY 4.1 Overview … 192 4.2 Vowel alternations … 193 4.3 Consonant alternations … 201 4.4 Combined vowel and consonant alternations … 206 4.5 Morphological typology of alternations … 208 4.6 Underlying forms and derivational rules … 214 4.7 Morphophonology and Slavic orthographies … 215 5. MORPHOLOGY: INFLEXION 5.1 Overview … 217 5.2 Morphological categories and structures … 217 5.3 Morphological word-classes … 220 5.4 Inflexional categories … 222 5.5 Paradigms … 248 6. SYNTACTIC CATEGORIES AND MORPHOSYNTAX 6.1 Syntactic units … 309 6.2 Syntactic roles and relations … 318 6.3 Aspect … 342 7. SENTENCE STRUCTURE 7.1 Sentence structure: overview … 347 7.2 More complex constructions … 371 7.3 Specific construction types … 389 7.4 Word order … 404 7.5 Syntactic pragmatics: Functional Sentence Perspective … 417 8. WORD FORMATION 8.1 Types of word formation … 421 8.2 Word formation and nouns … 431 8.3 Word formation and verbs … 441 8.4 Word formation and adjectives … 451 8.5 Word formation and adverbs … 462 8.6 Word formation and other parts of speech … 465 9. LEXIS 9.1 Patterns of lexis … 472 9.2 Lexical composition and sources in the modern Slavic languages … 473 9.3 Coexistent lexical strata … 477 9.4 Root implementation and exploitation … 480 9.5 Lexical innovation: indigenous lexical resources … 483 9.6 Lexical innovation: external influence … 490 9.7 Lexis after Communism … 494 9.8 Slavic on the Internet … 497 10. DIALECTS 10.1 Overview … 499 10.2 Dialects of South Slavic … 502 10.3 Dialects of East Slavic … 513 10.4 Dialects of West Slavic … 526 10.5 Dialects: summary … 543 11. SOCIOLINGUISTIC ISSUES 11.1 The sociolinguistics of the Slavic languages … 544 11.2 Language definition and autonomy … 544 11.3 Standard written and spoken variants … 551 11.4 Sociolectal variation … 563 11.5 Bilingualism and diglossia … 572 11.6 The Slavic languages abroad … 577 Appendix A: Abbreviations … 586 A.1 Language names … 586 A.2 Linguistic terms … 587 Appendix B: Orthography and transliteration … 590 B.1 Diacritics and symbols … 590 B.2 Orthographical systems … 592 Appendix C: Slavic linguistics: resources … 600 C.1 Overview … 600 C.2 Journals … 600 C.3 Conferences … 601 C.4 Monographs … 601 C.5 Electronic networks and resources … 602 Bibliography … 603 Index … 621

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Review of the hardback: '... this is a thoroughly researched work of considerable value.' Slavonic and East European Review (SEER)

 
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