“He could not have said exactly what he was hearing. A baby’s sweet babbling? A hesitant declaration of love? He does not know. But the sound moves him as if he might discover in it something eternally important, something unlike he has ever known before, something that is, at the same time, hazily familiar. When the kuy is over, his...
Yevsey Tseytlin’s Long Conversations in Anticipation of a Joyous Death came about as the result of an unusual experiment. The subject of this book is unusual and deceptively simple: two authors, one young, one old and ailing, maintain a conversation over a period of five years. The setting is the city Vilnius—known before World War II as the “Jerusalem of...
Lord Novgorod the Great: Essays in the History and Culture of a Medieval City-State is one of several major works Henrik Birnbaum produced as part of his extensive research in this area, including a second book with Slavica in 1996 (Novgorod in Focus, still in print as of this writing). Two other books appeared with other publishers, so this...
Thirty-five years after the publication of Charles Gribble’s monumental Russian Root List, Slavica Publishers offers Cynthia M. Vakareliyska’s Lithuanian Root List, the first list of common Lithuanian roots that contains their English meanings. Modeled on the Russian Root List, the Lithuanian Root List also provides the most common Lithuanian prefixes and suffixes, together with their English meanings. Cynthia M. Vakareliyska is Professor of Linguistics and member of the Russian, Eurasian, and East European...
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...
The Gulag, a network of labor camps across the former Soviet Union, first came to the attention of the English-speaking world in 1974, with the translation of Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago. Author Anne Applebaum estimates that as many as 18 million people passed through the Gulag between 1929 and 1953. And, as Lynne Viola has documented in her Unknown Gulag,...
Love Lyric and Other Poems of the Croatian Renaissance: A Bilingual Anthology is a revised and expanded edition of The Lute and the Lattice: Croatian Poetry of the 15th and 16th Centuries, first published in The Bridge (Zagreb), volume 25 (1971). The original Croatian poems have been added in order to create a bilingual edition. The earlier translations have been...
Prelude by Ranko Bugarski: Overview of the linguistic aspects of the disintegration of former Yugoslavia Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Milorad Radovanovic: From Serbo-Croatian to Serbian: external and internal language developments
Ljubomir Popovic: From standard Serbian through Serbo-Croatian to standard Serbian
Dubravka Valic Nedeljkovic: Education and mass media in the languages of ethnic communities in Vojvodina
This dictionary, containing approximately 5000 Slovene words and their English translations, was written for users at all levels. Entries include the most commonly encountered words in Slovene, as well as numerous additional words which display irregularities in their inflection. The work is based on the contemporary Slovene language, with the five-volume dictionary published by the Slovene Academy of Arts and...
Students learning Russian require more time for grammar than students of most other languages. Developing an adequate vocabulary presents an even greater challenge. But in vocabulary acquisition, students of Russian have an impressive potential advantage. With training, students can build a large vocabulary based on a relatively few very productive word elements – roots, prefixes, and suffixes. In Russian the...
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...
Yale Russian and East European Publications
Semanticheskaia interpretatsiia "znachimykh nulei" v russkikh predlozheniiakh
Consonant Reduction in Russian
Ju. D. Apresjan
Traktovka izbytochnykh aspektualnykh paradigm v tolkovom slovare
Proverbs of the Absurd
The Quest for Truth in Russian Proverbs and Phraseological Expressions
Toward an Unprejudiced Assessment of the Igor' Tale
The letters to Princess Volkonskaya published in this book reflect nearly thirty years of Russian and European history: the Napoleonic Wars, victory and the subsequent upheavals, the religious struggles between the Russian Orthodox Church and the growing influence of Roman Catholicism. Her correspondents included Tsar Alexander I (with whom she had at least a very close relationship), Cardinal Consalvi (the...
An innovative, multi-faceted textbook of Polish which takes a popular Polish television soap opera as its basis, this textbook is aimed above all at advanced learners, but may be used, by adapting classroom activities appropriately, as a supplement to all levels of study, from the beginning on. W labiryncie, which the authors, trying to be faithful to American soap-opera conventions,...
Paul E. and Jean T. Michelson
Charles and Barbara Jelavich: A Bibliographical Appreciation 13
Chronological Bibliography 55
National Economy or Economic Nationalism in the Bohemian Crownlands 1848-1914 69
Karel Havlicek in Czech Historiography and the Czech Intellectual Tradition 84
Habsburg Educational Reform, National Consciousness, and the Roots of Loyalism: West-Galicia During the Period of Neo-Absolutism 104...
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
Robert Mann reexamines the hypothesis that the Slovo o polku Igoreve is the work of a highly literate poet and concludes that the Slovo is more likely the text of a 12th-century court song. This study introduces a large number of new folkloric parallels showing that ancient Slavic wedding ritual and wedding song motifs served as a primary model for...
Chapter I examines the neuter, which is the rarest of the three Russian genders, paradigmatically and syntagmatically. Moreover, its rate of decline is accelerating. The neuter's productive base is shown to be very narrow and highly syncretic. Historically it has followed a "bust-boom-bust" cycle which appears to be crucial to its predominant function as a stylistically and semantically specialized category....