This is the true story of three young Czech men whose daring exploits of anti-Communist resistance and 1953 flight to West Berlin set off the largest manhunt in the history of the Eastern Bloc. To this day, whether the Mašín brothers were heroes or murderers is a point of contention that continues to divide the country....
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Dmitry Prigov (1940–2007), the most prominent figure in Moscow Conceptualism, is not well known in the West because of a lack of English translations of his work and scholarship in English. This collection of articles by some of the most devoted experts on his work aims to change that by providing detailed discussions in English...
Seeing Muscovy Anew: Politics—Institutions—Culture: Essays in Honor of Nancy Shields Kollmann brings together nineteen thought-provoking essays from an international group of specialists in medieval and early modern Russian and Ukrainian studies to honor the inspiring scholarship of Nancy Shields Kollmann. The contributions are grouped into thematic categories that reflect Kollmann’s wide-ranging interests: 1) the politics of rule, 2) conflicted belief,...
Louise Bryant and her husband John Reed were among a relatively small group of Americans who participated in one of the most important events of the twentieth century, the Russian Revolution of 1917. As first-hand observers, they attended meetings of the revolutionaries, were present at the Winter Palace as it was under attack, and witnessed the surrender of the palace guards. Over...
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This truly fascinating work deals with fundamental theoretical issues regarding the architecture of the grammar, the nature of the Move operation, and the mapping of syntactic structures to morphology and phonology. It makes bold, far-reaching, and thought-provoking proposals backed up by extremely interesting and rich data. This is a book which...
This collection of essays pays tribute to Radmila (Rajka) Jovanović Gorup’s different areas of expertise and demonstrates the diapason of her scholarly and personal impact on the Slavic and linguistics scholarly communities. The essays cover a range of topics of contemporary scholarship, ranging from sociolinguistics to Danube studies and Serbian postmodern art. They represent a cross-section of scholarly debates on...
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_...
This book provides some of the fruits of a career teaching Slavic linguistics and phonological theory. Bill Darden was trained in both Prague-School linguistics and generative phonology, and integrates both in his work. He was among the early proponents of the relevance of phonemics and the distinction between morphophonology and phonology in generative phonology. He uses his knowledge of Slavic history to...
This volume presents eleven articles on Slavic linguistics and accentology in honor of Professor Emeritus Ronald F. Feldstein of Indiana University. Ronald Feldstein has been a leading practitioner in historical and comparative Slavic linguistics, with a special focus on accentology, since the early 1970s, and his career has intersected with many prominent Slavists as students and colleagues. The book also...
The stories in this collection are intended for intermediate to advanced students of Russian who already have a good knowledge of basic Russian grammar and wish to expand their vocabulary, develop their skills in reading, as well as in speaking and writing. This annotated reader, therefore, is quite suitable as a textbook for courses devoted to reading Russian literature in...
Yale Russian and East European Publications NO. 15 A collection of essays celebrating the work of Riccardo Picchio in the field of Slavic literary studies.
Preface by Harvey Goldblatt XI
Giovanna Brogi Bercoff
Amor sacro e amor profano nell'antica Novgorod 1
Marina Ciccarini &Giovanni Maniscalco Basile
Traduzione e trascrizione un caso estremo di traducibilitá 15
Rhythmical Figures in the...
The language of tombstones tells the story of Czech immigrants in Texas, from its beginnings in the social and economic upheavals of 19th- and early 20th-century Bohemia and Moravia to its end in the era of opportunity and mobility that followed World War II. The linguistic and material data of tombstones is interwoven with records of the Texas Czech community...
The new edition of A Supplementary Russian-English Dictionary (ASRED 2) follows the same principles outlined in the first edition of 1992 and, likewise, contains important words and expressions not found in either of the two dictionaries most often used in the U.S. It is primarily designed as a companion and supplement to these, although it may also be used independently....
Studia Caroliensia offers a selection of new research in Slavic linguistics and folklore in honor of Professor Charles E. Gribble. Gribble has touched the lives of literally thousands of students, professional colleagues, and lovers of Slavic languages and cultures, both directly through his own teaching, research, and publications, and indirectly through his labors as head of Slavica Publishers. Now Professor...
Couched in the recent Minimalist theory of syntax, A Syntax of Serbian: Clausal Architecture builds a skeleton of functional projections for Serbian, arguing that their inventory is limited to morphologically manifested categories in Serbian—Polarity, Aspect, Agreement, and Tense—each of which can project two layers: a subject layer and an object layer. It is in this functional skeleton that the central...
The grammar has three primary purposes. First, it may serve as a practical handbook, presenting the essential linguistic facts of contemporary Bulgarian to the foreign language learner who seeks to deepen his understanding of Bulgarian beyond the bare bones of the language textbook and classroom. Second, it is a comprehensive reference grammar, providing information about the structure of synchronic Bulgarian...
1. O.O. Potebnja's Conception of Russian Morphosyntax Viewed in its Historical Context
2. V. Jagic's Contribution to Slavic Syntax
3. A.M. Peskovskij's Vision of Russian Syntax.
4. S. Ivsic's Contribution to Slavic Comparative Linguistics
5. Baudouin de Courtenay as Perceived by American Linguists (R. Jakobson and E. Stankiewicz) Assessments of Roman Jakobson's Scholarship
6. Jakobson's Contribution to Slavic Accentology
Contains a selection of work by one of the most important Slavic linguists of the past thirty years, along with introductions to the individual sections by other eminent specialists. While the material is primarily Slavic, most of the articles treat it in such a way that the results are of at least as much interest to general linguists as to...
This is a "twin" to the Short Grammar of Lithuanian available from Slavica. For the first time, we have modern structural reference grammars of both modern Baltic languages written according to the same scheme, so comparisons between the two languages are easy. A Short Grammar of Latvian contains all of the basic grammar of Latvian: phonology, morphology, syntax, with material...
The first modern descriptive grammar of Lithuanian in English, this book is intended above all for university students and linguists, but is readily accessible to a broader audience if they are willing to look up a few grammatical terms in a dictionary. The fourteen chapters of the book cover almost all aspects of Lithuanian grammar: phonology and phonetics, including stress;...
Editor's Preface: ix
Krystyna Pomorska as Scholar: A Quest for Structure xi
A Tribute to Krystyna Pomorska
Elzbieta Chodakowska Ettinger
Reflections on the Life of a Friend 3
"The Boiler" by Zofia Nalkowska (trans. from Polish) 5
A Translation of a Poem by Boris Pasternak on Chopin's Third Piano Sonata in Memoriam Krystyna Pomorska...
The ethnic, religious, linguistic, and cultural diversity, the perceived distance from Western culture as well as linguistic barriers make access to South Slavic folk cultures difficult. In spite of that there is a surprisingly large number of publications in Western languages, but many of them are hardly known even to specialists. The bibliography puts together the extant scholarly literature on...
The first section discusses the general nature of the cyclical organization in Popa's work, and demonstrates the unified character of the 1980 edition of his collected works (published as seven separate volumes in Serbo-Croatian, but as a single volume in the 1978-1979 English translation). The central portion of the book is devoted to one of these seven volumes, Vucha so...
A Sense of Place contains papers, from a conference dedicated to Akhmatova's centennial, which focus not on her poetry by itself, but on the place where she spent her formative years, Tsarskoe Selo (now, of course, called Pushkin), and on the poetic tradition that was connected with the town. By Akhmatova's day Tsarskoe Selo was fraught with connotations: it was,...
This volume continues and supplements the Comprehensive Bibliography of Yugoslav Literature in English 1593-1980, published by Slavica in 1984, and the First Supplement to the Comprehensive Bibliography (published by Slavica in 1989). Its arrangement and contents are essentially the same as the First Supplement.
"...outstanding for their thoroughness and craft." (SR)
"It is an essential reference work for anyone involved...
Although designed primarily for use with Oscar Swan's First Year Polish (also from Slavica), the material in this workbook can also be used with other Polish textbooks. Part I, Alphabet and Phonetics, has a systematic presentation of the Polish alphabet, notes on phonetics, and an extensive set of drills involving oppositions. Part II, Intonation, shows the three major types of...
This publication was to honor the late Professor Jurij Lotman on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday.
I. Semioticheskie voprosy kul'tury.
A. H. Gurevich:
"Videnie Turkillia": K probleme sootnosheniia uchenoi i fol'klornoi tradicii v srednevekovoi kul'ture
B. F. Egorov:
Ap. Grigor'ev v Peterburge
V. M. Zhivov:
Istoriia russkogo prava kak lingvo-semioticheskaia problema
Yale Russian and East European Publications
This historical collection of Serbian poetry in English translation contains 242 poems by 68 poets and covers both oral and written poetry beginning with pre-Christian traditional songs and continuing up to poems written by the young Belgrade poets of today. The anthology is designed to bring a now somewhat obscure and exotic body of...
Vladimir E. Alexandrov
The "Otherworld" in Nabokov's The Gift 7
Joachim T. Baer
Mikhail Kuzmin's The Miraculous Life of Count Joseph Balsamo Cagliostro: Artfulness and Metaphysics 9
John A. Barnstead
Nabokov, Kuzmin, Chekhov and Gogol' Systems of Reference in "Lips to Lips" 15
Diana Lewis Burgin
Mythical Ballads and Metaballadic Myth in Bryusov's Verse 34
Julian W. Connolly
Boris Vakhtin's "The Sheepskin Coat"...
The Evolution of the Lyric Hero 14
Verses 1921-25 30
From Poetry to Prose 34
The End of the Novel 37
Westernizing Buddhism 40
The Nature of the World 43
Chapter Two: The Noise of Time
Literary Reminiscences of Russian Childhoods 49
Music and Memory 63
Thematic Patterns 73
Chapter Three: The Egyptian Stamp
Towards a New Prose 84
The Fire of Time 96...
Isaak Babel' (1894-1940), the author of Red Cavalry, Odessa Tales, and Childhood Stories, is regarded by many as a master of the modern short story and a worthy heir of Chekhov. His laconic prose intrigues the reader and his bold imagery is strikingly innovative. For the first time the unexpurgated, complete versions of Babel''s fiction of the 1920s are analyzed...
The sharp controversy of the 1920's between Russian formalists and Marxist ideologists resulted, for Soviet literary scholarship, in a lasting categorical opposition to all "formal" studies; failing the criterion of ideological commitment, "Formalism" became synonymous with "anti-Marxism." Extended to all art and art criticism, this attitude produced tragic excesses during the postwar Zhdanovist era. With the onset of de-Stalinization there...
Lauren G. Leighton Introduction 5
Part I: The Nineteenth Century
Gary Rosenshield Artistic Consistency in Notes from the Underground -- Part One 11
G. Leighton Denis Davydov and War and Peace 22
Gary R. Jahn The Death of Ivan Il'ich -- Chapter One 37
Sigmund S. Birkenmayer Polish Themes in the Poetry of Nekrasov 44
Leonard A. Polakiewicz Crime and Punishment in äexov 55
I. Gogol's Symbolism 7
II. "Ivan Fyodorovich Shpon'ka and His Aunt" and Gogol's First Volume 17
III. "Old-World Landowners" 44
IV. "The Nose" 63
V. "The Overcoat" 88
VI. "The Carriage" 113
Select Bibliography. 129
An "Outstanding Academic Book" selection for 1982 by Choice. 74
Treats the central concerns and patterns of the literary prose of Fedor Sologub by examining the crucial role which children play in the writer's fictive universe. Treated here are many of the best short stories, the fairy tales, and most of the novels (Bad Dreams, The Petty Demon, A Legend in Creation) which this leading decadent-symbolist author wrote between 1894...
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...
Compiled and edited from the notes and glossaries of 22 Soviet editions of 18th-century Russian literature, this dictionary is a differential one: it includes only those words and meanings which are not the same in modern Russian. Geographical names, persons, and material from mythology have been included to assist the user. Definitions are given in modern Russian.
Excursus on the Theme in Russian Oral Epic Song 7
The Basic Structural Characteristics of Russian Literary Meters 9
Phonological Aspects of Aphasic Speech 17
Form and Meaning in Serbo-Croatian Conjugation 39
On Passivization in Russian 44
Analysis of a Poem by Teffi 49
A Note on Two Oppositions of...