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Title: Dutch Contributions to the Fifteenth International Congress of Slavists
Subtitle: Minsk. August 20-27, 2013. Linguistics
Edited By: Egbert Fortuin
Peter Houtzagers
Janneke Kalsbeek
Simeon Dekker
Series Title: Studies in Slavic and General Linguistics 40

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.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Rodopi
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
History of Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Dutch
Language Family(ies): Slavic
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789042038189
Pages: 267
Prices: Europe EURO 60

Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789401210652
Pages: 267
Prices: Europe EURO 54