For nearly fifty years E. Wayles Browne has been a unique and almost irreplaceable intellectual resource for specialists in Slavic linguistics, working on a myriad of topics in a variety of languages and from a range of theoretical perspectives. He has been a subtle yet persistent force in bringing Slavic puzzles to the attention of the larger world of linguists...
Directions of Morphophonemic Change in Balkan Slavic: The Accentuation of the Present Tense 9
A Comparative Sketch of Certain Anaphoric Processes in Russian and English 51
Catherine V. Chvany
On `Definiteness' in Bulgarian, English and Russian 71
Names with Stems ending in zhl-ch in Old Russian 93
Michael S. Flier
The Alternation l-v in East Slavic 99...
This book is a description of the verbal morphology of the Macedonian literary language. However, unlike analyses which have preceded, it is concerned not only with presentation of the facts, but also with justification of the claims it makes relating to the structure of the assignment of meaning to form, the structure of the conjugational unit, and the grammatical function...
Durst-Andersen develops a new conceptual framework for the clarification of the relations between verbal, sentential, and utterance meaning and aspectuality. The book takes up some of the hardest problems of Russian aspect usage, e.g., the usage of aspect in the infinitive, the imperative, and in connection with negation, and demonstrates that they are fully explanable and describable in terms of...
Disterheft examines the syntactic shift from the proto-IE nominalized verb to the morphologically distinct infinitives of the daughter languages. For this she focuses on the syntax of the infinitives in three groups (Indo-Iranian, Celtic, and Hittite) that have morphologically conservative infinitives. Applying internal reconstruction and the comparative method, the author concludes that purpose clauses and complements to verbs whose subjects...
Monografiia iavliaetsia pervym samostoiatel'nym issledovaniem, posviashchennym russkim iskliucheniiam. Avtor rabotal nad nim v techenie bolee tridtsati let. V nachale semideshtykh godov poiavilis' ego pervye publikatsii, sviazannye s problemoi antisistemnykh iavlenii v iazyke. Eti iavleniia nabliudaiutsia na vsekh iazykovykh urovniakh, porozhdaia asistemnye sostoianiia. V iazyke, kak i v drugikh slozhnykh i neodnorodnykh iavleniiakh, est' struktury bolee ustoichivye i bolee glubokie; est'...
From the editors: Czech studies in the United States would be inconceivable without Mike’s pioneering work, both his methodologically groundbreaking textbook and his numerous translations of Czech literature, including works by Karel Čapek, Bohumil Hrabal, Milan Kundera, Jan Neruda, and others. These translations often serve as an entry point to Czech culture, both for our students and for the general...
Along with an analysis of the New York Missal itself (a Croatian Glagolitic manuscript of the second quarter of the 15th century), this volume represents a statement of the phonetic, orthographic, and graphic characteristics of Croatian Church Slavonic during the 14th and 15th centuries. In it the author attempts to define criteria for linguistic and paleographic dating and localizing of...
Although the author characterizes this book as an "introductory textbook," it in fact covers a wide range of topics and levels and will be suitable for persons at all levels except the most advanced. The first five chapters are preparation for the main part of the book. Chapter I describes the Slavic languages as they exist at present -- their...
Notes on the Contributors 5
I Language Situation and General Policy
Language in Yugoslavia: Situation, Policy, Planning 9
Standard Languages in Yugoslavia 27
Languages of National Minorities and Ethnic Groups in Yugoslavia 43
Languages of National Minorities in Vojvodina 59
The Yugoslav Model of Language Planning: A Confrontation with Other Multilingual Models 72