LINGUIST List 10.957

Fri Jun 18 1999

Books: Slavic Linguistics

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  1. LINCOM EUROPA, Slavic ling: Grammar of the Upper Sorbian Language
  2. LINCOM EUROPA, Slavic ling: The Relative Clause in Serbo-Croatian

Message 1: Slavic ling: Grammar of the Upper Sorbian Language

Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 09:25:37 +0200
From: LINCOM EUROPA <LINCOM.EUROPAt-online.de>
Subject: Slavic ling: Grammar of the Upper Sorbian Language

GRAMMAR OF THE UPPER SORBIAN LANGUAGE. 
Phonology and Morphology

H. Schuster-\138ewc 
GARY H. TOOPS, trans., Wichita State University

	Upper Sorbian is the fourth largest of the West Slavic literary
languages. Together with its various dialects, it is spoken today by an
estimated 30,000 to 40,000 inhabitants of Upper Lusatia (Oberlausitz), a
region of the eastern German state of Saxony (Bundesland [Freistaat]
Sachsen). The literary language is actively used in journalism,
broadcasting, publishing, and the performing arts. The city of
Bautzen/Budy\154in, with a population currently estimated at 46,000 (only
2% of whom are Sorbs), is the center of Upper Sorbian literary,
scholarly, and broadcasting activity.
	The simultaneously most comprehensive and compendious grammar of the
Upper Sorbian language to appear after World War II is that of H.
Schuster-\138ewc (Hinc \138ewc), who in 1968 published Gramatica
hornjoserbskeje rece. 1. zwjazk: Fonematika a morfologija. A revised
version of his grammar was publihsed in 1984 (Gramatica hornjoserbskeje
rece. 1. zwjazk: Fonologija, fonetika a morfologija). Both versions of
the grammar were written in Upper Sorbian and have been inaccessible to
those not already familiar with the language.
	The present volume is not only an English translation, but also a
thoroughly glossed and corrected revision of the 1984 edition of the
Gramatica. Furthermore, it reincorporates the fourth chapter of the 1968
edition, which was ommitted from the 1984 edition, under the title
"General excurses on the Sorbian literary languages and dialects." The
present volume retains the pagination of the 1984 edition, the English
text in most pages being coextensive with the original Upper Sorbian.
	Chapter 1 of the present volume provides an introduction to basic
linguistic concepts from the viewpoint of Upper Sorbian. Chapter 2
provides an exhaustive description together with pictorial illustrations
of both general and Upper Sorbian literary and dialect phonology.
Chapter 3 presents in both narrative and tabular form the complete
morphology of the Upper Sorbian literary language together with notes on
dialectal developments and current trends in colloquial usage.

ISBN 3 89586 059 X. 
LINCOM Studies in Slavic Linguistics 03. 
220pp. USD 80 / DM 138 / \163 51. June 1999.


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3148909; 
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Message 2: Slavic ling: The Relative Clause in Serbo-Croatian

Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 09:06:00 +0200
From: LINCOM EUROPA <LINCOM.EUROPAt-online.de>
Subject: Slavic ling: The Relative Clause in Serbo-Croatian

DER RELATIVSATZ IM SERBOKROATISCHEN
(The Relative clause in Serbo-Croatian)
Snjezana Kordic
University of Muenster

This comprehensive study of relative clauses in Serbo-Croatian begins
with the selection and description of properties of such relative
clauses as are most frequently realized in various languages, including
Serbo-Croatian. These properties can therefore be considered to belong
to typical representatives of the relative clauses. The author then
analyses formal constituents of the antecedent which determine the
realization of the relative clause as restrictive or non-restrictive.
The non-typical relative clauses (e.g. free relatives, extraposed
relatives), the differentation of inflected from uninflected relativizer
(used with personal pronouns), adverbial relativizers, and the
replacement of the participle by the relative clause in Serbo-Croatian
are also described in this study. The corpus composed of texts from the
journalistic, bookish, administrative-legal, and scientific styles has
shown that several interesting on-going changes can be perceived with
regard to the most typical relative pronoun in Serbo-Croatian. One of
them is the extension of the animate masculine into the inanimate (and
increasingly into the neuter) of the pronun as a means of
morphologically disambiguating the subject and object. The other change
concerns the possessive genitive of the pronoun. The study is supplied
with examples, charts, and an extensive bibliography. [written in
German]

ISBN 3 89586 573 7. 
LINCOM Studies in Slavic Linguistics 10. 
Ca. 340 pp. USD 78 / DM 128 / \163 45. June 1999.


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