Slavica 50th Anniversary Reissues

These books are a series of reprints of notable titles published by Slavica and long out of print. We are restoring these titles to print and making them available as free downloads from our website, slavica.indiana.edu, in honor of Slavica’s fiftieth anniversary. Yes, we are officially middle-­‐‑aged. Founded by four graduate students at Harvard in 1966, Slavica published its first book in 1968, Studies Presented to Professor Roman Jakobson by His Students. To celebrate Slavica’s jubilee, we are releasing in .pdf format, no strings attached, scans of twelve out-­‐‑of-­‐‑print titles. Enjoy these books, tell your friends, and feel free to share them with colleagues and students.

Richard D. Brecht and James S. Levine, eds.

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2016
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Case in Slavic was the third and final monumental collection of articles on Slavic morphosyntax published by Slavica. This is more overtly theoretical than the earlier volumes, albeit reflecting a democratic range of theories. Exploring these three anthologies along with the quinquennial volumes of American Contributions to the International Congress of Slavists, not coincidentally also published by Slavica since 1978,...

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208
2016
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Issues in Russian Morphosyntax was the second of Slavica’s three noteworthy collections of articles on Slavic syntax.  In his introduction to this reissue, Slavica director George Fowler writes that this title contains a number of rich articles that were essential in the formation of his morphosyntactic mirovozrenie.

Slavica would like to express its sincere thanks to Michael Flier and Richard...

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316
2016
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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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456
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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Myroslava T. Znayenko

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221
2016

Gods of the Ancient Slavs when it was published provided a valuable and comprehensive review of the literature on Slavic mythology, with extensive notes and bibliography, making it a superlative springboard for further research and interpretation in this interdisciplinary crossroads of Slavic history and philology. In granting permission to post this scanned version of the text, the author expressed the...

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103
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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170
2016

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...

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288
2016

Unlike the other titles we are releasing as part of this jubilee series, Ol’ga Freidenberg’s Works and Days is not out of print, so if you want to own the printed book, don’t hesitate to order it. However, the book has never been distributed widely in Russia, where its primary readership is actually located, so this seemed like an...

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454
2016

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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141
2016

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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