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Morphosyntax in Slavic was the first of three major collections of articles on Slavic morphosyntax which helped define the research agendas of Slavic linguists during the period when syntactic theory was becoming more highly constrained and therefore more complex than it had been during the first two decades of Chomskyan theory. Even today they are splendid examples of linguistic argumentation...

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2016

Agreement in Contemporary Standard Russian was a tremendous book for its time. It provides a host of sensible descriptive generalizations about difficult cases of agreement for gender and number, and the statistical surveys that have been published in Russia and the Soviet Union in more recent years generally confirm the validity of Crockett’s earlier, more intuitive generalizations.

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2016

A Short Dictionary of 18th-Century Russian is one of several useful philological tools Slavica has published in its fifty years. A similar tool we reprinted in hard copy form is the 2012 corrected reprint of Horace Lunt’s A Concise Dictionary of Old Russian: 11th–17th Centuries, edited by and with additional material developed by Oscar Swan; information at https://slavica.indiana.edu/bookListings/linguistics/Concise_...

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The Origins of the Slavs: A Linguist’s View is a deep philological investigation into the identification of the original homeland where the Slavic languages and ethnicities coalesced as distinct from other Indo-European peoples. Zbigniew Gołąb, Professor of Slavic Linguistics at the University of Chicago, surveys a huge range of data and contributes numerous original analytical points of his own.

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Recent Advances in the Reconstruction of Common Slavic (1971–1982) continues the work of the original Common Slavic: Progress and Problems in its Reconstruction in annotating the literature on comparative/historical Slavic linguistics. Although the literature goes back over 40 years, much of it is still au courant, and the commentaries are incisive and helpful even to the 21st-­‐‑century reader. No further...

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