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Description - The Slavonic Languages by Corbett Greville

New in paperback, The Slavonic Languages provides chapter-length descriptions of each of the modern Slavonic languages and the attested extinct Slavonic languages. Individual chapters discuss the various alphabets that have been used to write Slavonic languages, in particular, Roman, Cyrillic and Glagolitic alphabets; the relationship to one another through their common ancestor, Proto Slavonic, and the extent to which various Slavonic languages have survived in emigration. Each chapter incorporates the following key elements: * An introductory section describing the language's social context and the development of the standard language * A discussion of the phonology of the language, including a phoneme inventory and morphophonemic alterations from both synchronic and diachronic perspectives * A detailed presentation of the synchronic morphology of the languages, with notes on the major historical developments * An extensive discussion of the syntactic properties of the language * A discussion of vocabulary, including the relation between inherited Slavonic and borrowed vocabulary, with lists of basic lexical items in selected semantic fields: colour terms, names of parts of the body and kinship * An outline of the main dialects, with an accompanying map * A bibliography with sources in English and other languages

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415280785
ISBN-10: 0415280788
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 159mm x mm)
Pages: 1092
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Corbett Greville

Bernard Comrie is Director at the Department of Linguistics at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and also Distinguished Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Greville G. Corbett is Distinguished Professor of Linguistics at the University of Surrey.

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