LINGUIST List 29.4515

Wed Nov 14 2018

Books: Balkan and South Slavic Enclaves in Italy: Kahl, Krapova, Turano (eds.)

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Date: 30-Oct-2018
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Subject: Balkan and South Slavic Enclaves in Italy: Kahl, Krapova, Turano (eds.)
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Title: Balkan and South Slavic Enclaves in Italy
Subtitle: Languages, Dialects and Identities
Published: 2018
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Editor: Thede Kahl
Editor: Iliana Krapova
Editor: Giuseppina Turano
Hardback: ISBN: 9781527508163 Pages: 325 Price: U.K. £ 68.99

This volume is a collection of new writings dealing with some of the Balkan linguistic varieties spoken in north-eastern, central and southern Italy. It brings together twenty-two papers, some of which investigate the mutual influences between each of these Balkan and South Slavic language varieties and their neighbouring Italian dialects. Other contributions study common tendencies which do not just pertain to local contacts, but which are of greater significance for the history of linguistic and cultural contacts in Italy. All of the chapters here present new empirical findings and reflect the breadth and diversity of current research in the fields of areal linguistics, language variation, Balkan dialectology, language contact, types of Balkan convergences, types of structure transfers, the borrowing of structural patterns, and directions of grammaticalisation.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Language Family(ies): South Slavic
Areal Regions: Balkans

Written In: English (eng)

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