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LINGUIST List 18.1211

Sat Apr 21 2007

Books: Historical Linguistics: Pugh

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        1.    Ulrich Lueders, A New Historical Grammar of the East Slavic Languages: Pugh

Message 1: A New Historical Grammar of the East Slavic Languages: Pugh
Date: 20-Apr-2007
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: A New Historical Grammar of the East Slavic Languages: Pugh

Title: A New Historical Grammar of the East Slavic Languages
Subtitle: Volume 1: Introduction and phonology
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Slavic Linguistics 27
Published: 2007
Publisher: Lincom GmbH

Author: Stefan M. Pugh
Hardback: ISBN: 9783895860133 Pages: 135 Price: Europe EURO 88.00

A New Historical Grammar of the East Slavic Languages marks a new approach
to the study of this subject, in a number of ways. It is compact, does not
repeat the history of East Slavic (in this case, the phonology) as it has
been presented before, and is aimed at an audience already familiar with
the basics.

The study addresses the phonemic inventories of the East Slavic systems,
and introduces the question of functional load in East Slavic in a
systematic fashion. Another approach taken is an areal one: how and where
do various key vocalic and consonantal features occur across the
geo-linguistic continuum? The study of East Slavic is also not undertaken
in isolation, but includes Polish in reference to some crucial phonological
features - a language that is connected to the western reaches of East
Slavic geographically as well as linguistically. Finally, the study is
broadened to include what many are now accepting as a fourth East Slavic
language: Rusyn.

Table of Contents:

Notes on Transliteration

Chapter One: Preliminaries and History
1.0 Introduction
1.1 Major Historical Events in the Linguistic History of East Slavic
1.2 Written Languages and the Codification of the East Slavic Literary
1.3 The History of the East Slavic Literary Languages: a Schematic Overview

Chapter Two: The Vowels
2.0 The (Proto-) Indo-European Sources of the Common Slavic Vocalic System
2.1 The Vowel System of Common Slavic and the Emergence of East Slavic
2.2 From Common East Slavic to the Modern Languages: Systemic Equilibrium?
2.3 An Areal Description of Key Vocalic Features of East Slavic

Chapter Three: The Consonants
3.0 The Consonants of Common Slavic: Indo-European Origins
3.1 Stops, Spirants, and Sonants
3.2 Simplification, Merger, and Expansion: from Indo-European to Common Slavic
3.3 The Emergence of the East Slavic System
3.4 An Areal Description of Key Consonantal Features of East Slavic

Chapter Four: Conclusions
4.0 Preliminaries
4.1 The Vowel and Consonant Systems
4.2 Functional Load
4.3 The Place of Polish
4.4 A Final Word on the Phonological Continuum
4.5 Future Volumes: Morphology

Selected Bibliograph

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Family(ies): East Slavic

Written In: English (eng )

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