Indiana Slavic Studies Volume 13: Where One's Tongue Rules Well: a Festschrift for Charles E. Townsend

Laura A. Janda, Ronald Feldstein and Steven Franks
(ISSN) 0073-6929

It may be stated without fear of contradiction that Professor Charles E. Townsend of Princeton University has been the most influential writer on Russian and Slavic grammar in the United States. Every graduate student devours his Russian Word-Formation, and returns to it over and over through his or her academic career. Many Slavists have studied Czech or Common Slavic from his books; and still others have studied or taught Russian from his textbooks. This volume in his honor features articles by his colleagues and former students devoted to four vital areas enriched by Charles Townsend's own scholarship and teaching: Language Function; Language Form: Phonology; Language Form: Morphology & Syntax; and Language in Context.


Charles E. Townsend: An Appreciation     1

Form, Function, and Context: A Quest to Revel the Systems of Language     7

*Form, Function, and Context: A Quest to Reveal the Systems of Language

Edna Andrews

Russian Derivational Morphology and Shifting Reference     11

Catherine V. Chvany

On Mnemonics, Word-Nests, and Etymologies     19

Laura A. Janda

Cases in Collision, Cases in Collusion: The Semantic Space of Case in Czech and Russian     43

Susan C. Kresin

Demonstratives, Definite Articles and Clines of Grammaticalization: Evidence from Russian and Spoken Czech     63

*Language Form: Phonology

Christina Y. Bethin

Czech Stress in the Context of West Slavic     75

Ronald F. Feldstein

On the Classification of Ukrainian Nominal Stress Paradigms     91

Frank Y. Gladney

On Length and Accent in Czech Nouns     105

Borjana Velčeva and Ernest Scatton

Цалчбкама сц е целубка: A Problem in Bulgarian Historical Dialectology     119

Dean S. Worth

Microphilology and Textology: the Monomax Section of the Boris and Gleb Skazanie     125

*Language Form: Morphology & Syntax

Leonard H. Babby

Bare Infinitives, Predicate Adjectives, and Control in Russian     135

Marjorie McShane

Out of the Box; Biljana Sljivic-Simsic: Verbal Stems in -‹a and -ja in the Contemporary Serbian Language     147

Biljana Slijivic-Simsic

Verbal Stems in -ča and -ja in the Comtemporary Serbian Language     157

Cynthia M. Vakareliyska

Na-Drop Revisited: Omission of the Dative Marker in Bulgarian Dative Object Doubling Constructions     165

*Language in Context

Eva Eckert

Language Variation, Contact and Shift in Tombstone Inscriptions     193

Masako U. Fidler

Relational Features in Political Language: A Comparison of Speeches by Havel, Clinton and Mori; Emily Klenin: Russian Word Formation and the Heron     213

Emily Klenin

Russian Word Formation and the Heron     229

JiÞ’ Kraus

Orality/Literacy Contrast in the Development of Language Description     237

Mark R. Lauersdorf

Slovak Standard Language Development in the 15thÐ18th Centuries: A Diglossia Approach     245

Michael K. Launer

Innovative Nominal and Adjectival Word-Formation Models in Technical Russian     265

Peter Rehder

On the (Socio)Linguistic Status of the Bosnian Language Today     287

Petr Sgall

Spoken Czech Revisited.     299