LINGUIST List 12.820

Fri Mar 23 2001

Books: Russian Linguistics/Dialectology

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  1. E. van Broekhuizen, Russian Ling/Dialectology: Govor derevni Ostrovcy Pskovskoj oblasti

Message 1: Russian Ling/Dialectology: Govor derevni Ostrovcy Pskovskoj oblasti

Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 12:33:12 +0100
From: E. van Broekhuizen <>
Subject: Russian Ling/Dialectology: Govor derevni Ostrovcy Pskovskoj oblasti

Zep Honselaar

Govor derevni Ostrovcy Pskovskoj oblasti. (The dialect of Ostrovcy in the
Pskov oblast.)

Amsterdam/Atlanta, GA 2001. XXVI, 440 pp.
(Studies in Slavic and General Linguistics 29)
ISBN: 90-420-1444-X			Hfl. 200,-/US-$ 85.--

- The book is in Russian and has a summary in English. -

This book offers a synchronic description of the dialect of a village
in the western part of the Pskov oblast (north-western Russia). The
dialects spoken there have long since attracted the interest of
linguists. This is mainly due to features of the Old Novgorod dialect
preserved in that area, such as the absence of the Second
Palatalisation and cokan'e, i.e. non-distinction of dental and palatal
affricates. The dialect of Ostrovcy shows a high concentration of such
features. The book is relevant in yet another respect: it is one of
the very few extensive descriptions of a Russian dialect. The
description is based on fieldwork by the author in recent years. It
concentrates on phonology, morphology and lexicon, but also gives an
account of the most interesting syntactic and semantic

1. Introduction 2. Phonology 3. Morphonemics 4. The noun 5. The adjective 
6. Pronouns and numerals 7. The verb 8. Particles, prepositions
and conjunctions 9. Perfect and pluperfect 10 Dialect texts, followed by

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