Description - The Slavonic Languages by Professor Greville Corbett
In this scholarly volume, each of the living Slavonic languages are analysed and described in depth, together with the two extinct languages - Old Church Slavonic and Polabian. In addition, the various alphabets of the Slavonic languages - particularly Roman, Cyrillic and Glagolitic - are discussed, and the relationships of the Slavonic languages to other Indo-European languages and to one another, are explored. The last chapter provides an account of those Slavonic languages in exile , for example, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech and Slovak in the USA. Each language-chapter is written by an expert in the field, in a format designed for comparative study. Information on each language includes: an introductory description of social context and development (where appropriate); a discussion of phonology; a detailed presentation of synchronic morphology, noting major historical developments; comprehensive treatment of syntactic properties; a discussion of vocabulary; an outline of main dialects; and an extensive bibliography, listing English and other sources.
Special Features * The Slavonic Languages is designed for ease of access, providing a parallel transliteration of Cyrillic material and English translations of all examples * Up-to-date linguistic approach combines historical and linguistic description and analysis, presenting the most recent scholarship available * Individual language chapters written by experts in the field Contributors include: P.Cubberley , University of Melbourne, A.Schenker , Yale University, D.Short , University of London, G.Stone , University of Oxford and R.A.Rothstein , University of Massachusetts
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