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LINGUIST List 25.1915

Wed Apr 30 2014

Books: Dutch Contributions to the Fifteenth International Congress of Slavists: Fortuin, Houtzagers, Kalsbeek, Dekker (Eds)

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Date: 30-Apr-2014
From: Eric van Broekhuizen <E.van.Broekhuizenrodopi.nl>
Subject: Dutch Contributions to the Fifteenth International Congress of Slavists: Fortuin, Houtzagers, Kalsbeek, Dekker (Eds)
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Title: Dutch Contributions to the Fifteenth International Congress of
Slavists
Subtitle: Minsk. August 20-27, 2013. Linguistics
Series Title: Studies in Slavic and General Linguistics 40
Published: 2013
Publisher: Rodopi
                http://www.rodopi.nl/

Book URL: http://www.rodopi.nl/senj.asp?BookId=SSGL+40

Editor: Egbert Fortuin
Editor: Peter Houtzagers
Editor: Janneke Kalsbeek
Editor: Simeon Dekker
Electronic: ISBN: 9789401210652 Pages: 267 Price: Europe EURO 54
Hardback: ISBN: 9789042038189 Pages: 267 Price: Europe EURO 60
Abstract:

This volume, Dutch Contributions to the Fifteenth International Congress of Slavists (Minsk, 2013) presents a comprehensive overview of current Slavic linguistic research in the Netherlands, and covers its various linguistic disciplines (both synchronic and diachronic linguistics, language acquisition, history of linguistics) and subdomains (phonology, semantics, syntax, pragmatics, text).

The different chapters in this peer-reviewed volume show the strong data-oriented tradition of Dutch linguistics and focus on various topics: the use of imperative subjects in birchbark letters (Dekker), the existential construction in Russian (Fortuin), Jakovlev’s formula for designing an alphabet with an optimal number of graphemes (Van Helden), frequency effects on the acquisition of Polish and Russian nominal flexion paradigms (Janssen), Macedonian verbal aspect (Kamphuis), the concept of ‘communicatively heterogeneous texts’ in connection with three birchbark letters from medieval Rus’ (Schaeken), a philological analysis of the authorship of some Cyrillic manuscripts (Veder), a reconstruction of the evolution of the Slavic system of obstruents: the motivation of mergers and the rise of dialect differences (Vermeer), and a contrastive analysis of Russian delat’ and Dutch doen (Honselaar and Podgaevskaja).

With a well-known cast of contributors, this reference work will be of interest to researchers in both Slavic and general linguistics.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Historical Linguistics
                            History of Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): Dutch (nld)
                            Polish (pol)
                            Russian (rus)
Language Family(ies): Slavic

Written In: English (eng)

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