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Books: Historical Ling/Phonology: Olander, Larsson (Eds)

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        1.    Eric van Broekhuizen, Stressing the Past: Olander, Larsson (Eds)

Message 1: Stressing the Past: Olander, Larsson (Eds)
Date: 21-Apr-2009
From: Eric van Broekhuizen <>
Subject: Stressing the Past: Olander, Larsson (Eds)
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Title: Stressing the Past Subtitle: Papers on Baltic and Slavic accentology. Series Title: Studies in Slavic and General Linguistics 35 Published: 2009 Publisher: Rodopi

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Editor: Thomas Olander Editor: Jenny Helena Larsson Hardback: ISBN: 9789042025554 Pages: 199 Price: Europe EURO 40.00

From a synchronic point of view, the various accentuation systems found inthe Baltic and Slavic languages differ considerably from each other. Wefind languages with free accent and languages with fixed accent, languageswith and without syllabic tones, and languages with and without adistinction between short and long vowels. Yet despite the apparentdiversity in the attested Baltic and Slavic languages, the sources fromwhich these languages have developed - the reconstructed languages referredto as Proto-Baltic and Proto-Slavic respectively - seem to have had verysimilar accentuation systems.

The prehistory and development of the Baltic and Slavic accentuationsystems is the main topic of this book, which contains sixteen articles onBaltic and Slavic accentology written by some of the world's leadingspecialists in this field.



Rainer Eckert: Zum 40. Todestag des russischen Sprachforschers Dr. V.M.Illič-Svityč

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal: Slavic verbal accentuation - notes on origin anddevelopment

Rick Derksen: Slavic evidence for Balto-Slavic oxytona

V. A. Dybo: Sistema porozhdenija akcentnyx tipov proizvodnyx vbalto-slavjanskom prajazyke

Adam Hyllested & Bernd Gliwa: Metatony in Lithuanian internal derivation

Mate Kapović: The accent of Slavic *ja(zь) 'I'

Frederik Kortlandt: Accent retraction and tonogenesis

Thomas Olander: The accentuation of Old Prussian deiws 'god'

Irina S. Pekunova: O nekotoryx akcentuacionnyx osobennostjaxsushchestvitel'nyx a.p. c v staroserbskix pamjatnikax)

Tijmen Pronk: The accentuation of the Slavic n-stems

Jens Elmegård Rasmussen: A note on Slaaby-Larsen's law

Toshihiro Shintani: On Winter's law in Balto-Slavic

Roman Sukač: Hirt's law and Optimality Theory

Matej Šekli: On Romance-Alpo-Slavic substitutional accentology: the case ofpre-Slavic masculine substrate place names in Slovene

Alexandra Ter-Avanesova: The accentuation of i-verbs in some Russiandialects: an innovation that preserves an archaism

Steven Young: Tone in Latvian borrowings from Old Russian

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics                             Phonology Language Family(ies): Baltic                             Slavic Subgroup
Written In: English (eng )

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