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Charles E. Gribble et al. (eds.)




Foreword     7

Edna Andrews

Markedness Theory: An Explication of its Theoretical Basis and Applicability in Semantic Analysis     9

Ronald F. Feldstein

On the Evolution of Jer + Liquid Diphthongs in Polish and West Slavic     25

Robert Fradkin

The Semantic Structure of the Tenses in Literary Arabic     42

Helena Goscilo

His Master's Voice: Pushkin Chez Bulgakov     54

Louise B. Hammer

On the Phonological Nature of Slovak Diphthongs     67

Ante Kadiü

Life and Works of Miroslav Krlezha (1893-1981)     75

Steinar E. Kottum

Nominative vs. Instrumental Predicate in Polish     90

Joel Levenberg

Indicating Possession in Serbo-Croatian     96

Maurice I. Levin

Stress Variation in Russian Verbal Morphology     103

David Lowe

The Sources for the Opera in War and Peace     112

Ronald Meyer

Andrej Bitov's "Bednyi Vsadnik"     121

Paul M. Mitchell

Deformation and Structure in Belyj's Peterburg     138

Marilyn Nelson

Structure and Exegesis in "Jaroslav Founded the Great City" from the Primary Chronicle     143

Lawrence D. Orton

The Czechs and Their Fellow Slavs in 1848     155

Catherine Rudin

Bulgarian Relativization Strategies     164

Rodney B. Sangster

Autopoiesis and Language: A Chapter in the Development of Phenomenological Structuralism     175

Charles E. Townsend

Verb Classes in Colloquial Standard Czech     190

C. H. van Schooneveld and Stephen Soudakoff

Lexical Transitivity Versus Compositional Transitivity in Russian     202


This collection of essays surveys recent methodological developments in the art and science of teaching Slavic languages and cultures. The volume includes 37 contributions spanning the full range of Slavic language study and reflecting the rich diversity of approaches in this field. The volume has three principal goals:  in the keynote papers, to illuminate for all Slavists the current sitution of the art of foreign languages in general; in the refereed papers, to showcase current research in the field of Slavic-language studies; and in the response papers, to raise important questions for consideration for the years to come.


Winner, 2001 AATSEEL Award for Best Contribution to Language Pedagogy (American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages)

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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

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386 (Vol. 12)

Professor Emeritus Howard I. Aronson of the University of Chicago has been celebrated for his linguistic scholarship on Balkan and South Slavic linguistics, as well as his groundbreaking work on Georgian grammar and language instruction (including his two textbooks with Slavica). This Festschrift honors his Balkan and South Slavic persona with a collection featuring a virtual Who's Who of North American scholars in this area. Contents Victor A. Friedman: Preface     1 Donald L. Dyer: Foreword     5 The Publications of Howard I. Aronson     7 Ronelle Alexander

Bridging the Descriptive Chasm: The Bulgarian "Generalized Past"     13

Masha Belyavski-Frank

Turkisms in Bosnian Literature after 1992     43

Henry R. Cooper, Jr.

Modern Slovene and Macedonian Bible Translations Compared and Contrasted     57

Bill J. Darden

Macedonian as a Model for the Development of Indo-European Tense and Aspect     85

Stephen M. Dickey

Distributive Verbs in Serbian and Croatian     103

Donald L. Dyer

The Balkans and Moldova: One Sprachbund or Two?     117

Mark J. Elson

The Case for Agglutinative Structure in East Balkan Slavic Verbal Inflection     139

Ali Eminov

The Nation-State and Minority Languages: Turkish in Bulgaria     155

Grace E. Fielder

Questioning the Dominant Paradigm: An Alternative View of the Grammaticalization of the Bulgarian Evidential     171

Victor A. Friedman

Hunting the Elusive Evidential: The Third-Person Auxiliary as a Boojum in Bulgarian     203

Jane Hacking

Attitudes to Macedonian Conditional Formation: The Use of dokolku and bi     231

Eric P. Hamp

On Serbo-Croatian's Historic Laterals     243

Brian D. Joseph

On an Oddity in the Development of Weak Pronouns in Deictic Expressions in the Languages of the Balkans     251

Kostas Kazazis

High-Low Diglossic Code-Switching in a Greek Announcement     269

Christina Kramer

Anton Panov's Play Pecalbari and Its Role in the Standardization of Macedonian     279

Katia McClain

Verbal Categories in Bulgarian: Evidence from Acquisition     293

Sofija Miloradovic and Robert Greenberg

The Transition from South Slavic to Balkan Slavic: Key Morphological Features in Serbian Transitional Dialects     309

Tom Priestly

Some Anomalies in Slovene Dialect Diachronic Morphology and an Explanation Using "Markedness Reversal"     323

Catherine Rudin

Clitic Pronoun Ordering in the Balkan Languages     339

Joeseph Schallert

Southwest Bulgarian Dialect Features in the Fakija (Grudovo Dialect of Southeastern Bulgaria: (с)кuна 'to pluck'     359

Edward Stankiewicz

The Compounded Plural Endings and Grammatical Categories of the Balkan Masculine Nouns     367