Ancient Languages of the Balkans

Ancient Languages of the Balkans


Ancient Languages of the Balkans

Budimir accepts Pedersen's law and believes that Albanian , distinguishing the three series of Indo - European stops , continues the oldest linguistic stratum in the Balkan and that the Pre - Greek Indo - European language belonged to ...

Ancient Languages of the Balkans


Between Separation and Symbiosis

The book deals in detail with previously understudied language contact settings in the Balkans (South East Europe) that present a continuum between ethnic and linguistic separation and symbiosis among groups of people.

Between Separation and Symbiosis

The book deals in detail with previously understudied language contact settings in the Balkans (South East Europe) that present a continuum between ethnic and linguistic separation and symbiosis among groups of people. The studies in this volume achieve several aims: they critically assess the Balkan Sprachbund theory; they analyse general contact theories against the background of new, original, representative field and historical Greek, Albanian, Romance, Slavic and Judesmo data; they employ and contribute to recent methods of research on linguistic convergence in bilingual societies; they propose new general assessments of extra- and intralinguistic factors of Balkanization over the centuries; and they outline prospects for future research. The factors relevant to contact scenarios and linguistic change in the Balkans are identified and typologized through models such as those related to a balanced or unbalanced (socio)linguistic situation.

Studies in Ancient Greek Dialects

1986), and there are no doubt others, some of which are somewhat controversial.4 2 Sprachbunds in ancient times: the Balkans? The characterization of certain zones of language contact as sprachbunds is not restricted to modern groupings ...

Studies in Ancient Greek Dialects

A new collective volume with over twenty important studies on less well-studied dialects of ancient Greek, particularly of the northern regions. The book covers geographically a broad area of the classical Greek world ranging from Central Greece to the overseas Greek colonies of Thrace and the Black Sea. Particular emphasis is placed on the epichoric varieties of areas on the northern fringe of the classical Greek world, including Thessaly, Epirus and Macedonia. Recent advances in research are taken into consideration in providing state-of-the art accounts of these understudied dialects, but also of more well-known dialects like Lesbian. In addition, other papers address special intriguing topics in these, but also in other dialects, such as Thessalian, Lesbian and Ionic, or focus on important multi-dialectal corpora such as the oracular tablets from Dodona. Finally, a number of studies examine broader topics like the supraregional Doric koinai or the concept of dialect continuum, or even explore the possibility of an ancient Balkansprachbund, which included Greek too. This new reference work covers a gap in current research and will be indispensable for people interested in Greek dialectology and ancient Greek in general.

Languages in Contact

We do not know what the grammars of Thracian , Dacian , Illyrian , and other ancient languages of the Balkans looked like ( Katičić 1976 ) , which means that even in principle it would be impossible to prove the hypothesis to be correct ...

Languages in Contact

The present volume includes papers that were presented at the conference Languages in Contact at the University of Groningen (25-26 November 1999). The conference was held to celebrate the University of St. Petersburg's award of an honorary doctorate to Tjeerd de Graaf of Groningen. In general, the issues discussed in the articles involve pidgins and creoles, minorities and their languages, Diaspora situations, Sprachbund phenomena, extralinguistic correlates of variety in contact situations, problems of endangered languages and the typology of these languages. Special attention is paid to contact phenomena between languages of the Russian Empire / USSR / Russian Federation, their survival and the influence of Russian.

Encyclopedia of Linguistics

Several early scholars tried to explain their origin through the substratum hypothesis, suggesting that they developed under the influence of an ancient substrate—that of the Paleobalkan languages Thracian, ...

Encyclopedia of Linguistics

Utilizing a historical and international approach, this valuable two-volume resource makes even the more complex linguistic issues understandable for the non-specialized reader. Containing over 500 alphabetically arranged entries and an expansive glossary by a team of international scholars, the Encyclopedia of Linguistics explores the varied perspectives, figures, and methodologies that make up the field.

Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World

Trends in linguistics, state-of-the-art report 4, 5: ancient languages of the Balkans (2 vols). The Hague: Mouton. Koneski B (1967). Gramatika na makedonskiot literaturen jazik (Grammar of the Macedonian literary language).

Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World

Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World is an authoritative single-volume reference resource comprehensively describing the major languages and language families of the world. It will provide full descriptions of the phonology, semantics, morphology, and syntax of the world’s major languages, giving insights into their structure, history and development, sounds, meaning, structure, and language family, thereby both highlighting their diversity for comparative study, and contextualizing them according to their genetic relationships and regional distribution. Based on the highly acclaimed and award-winning Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, this volume will provide an edited collection of almost 400 articles throughout which a representative subset of the world's major languages are unfolded and explained in up-to-date terminology and authoritative interpretation, by the leading scholars in linguistics. In highlighting the diversity of the world’s languages — from the thriving to the endangered and extinct — this work will be the first point of call to any language expert interested in this huge area. No other single volume will match the extent of language coverage or the authority of the contributors of Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World. * Extraordinary breadth of coverage: a comprehensive selection of just under 400 articles covering the world's major languages, language families, and classification structures, issues and disputes * Peerless quality: based on 20 years of academic development on two editions of the leading reference resource in linguistics, Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics * Unique authorship: 350 of the world's leading experts brought together for one purpose * Exceptional editorial selection, review and validation process: Keith Brown and Sarah Ogilvie act as first-tier guarantors for article quality and coverage * Compact and affordable: one-volume format makes this suitable for personal study at any institution interested in areal, descriptive, or comparative language study - and at a fraction of the cost of the full encyclopedia

Comparative Syntax of Balkan Languages

To appear in S. Herring, P. van Reenen, and L. Schoesler, eds., Textual Parameters in Ancient Languages. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Joseph, B. D. In press. “Processes of Spread for Syntactic Constructions in the Balkans ...

Comparative Syntax of Balkan Languages

These papers examine the syntax of Albanian, Bulgarian, Greek, and Rumanian from a comparative perspective based on current linguistic frameworks, including the Minimalist Program. Topics addressed include control, negation, noun phrase structure, clitic pronouns, and verb movement.

Comparison and Gradation in Indo European

Ancient. Languages. of. the. Balkans. 1. Introduction. In antiquity, several Indo-European languages were spoken in the Balkans north of the Greek-speaking area before the Roman conquest. In a rather simplistic classification, ...

Comparison and Gradation in Indo European

The ability to compare is fundamental to human cognition. Expressing various types of comparison is thus essential to any language. The present volume presents detailed grammatical descriptions of how comparison and gradation are expressed in ancient Indo-European languages. The detailed chapters devoted to the individual languages go far beyond standard handbook knowledge. Each chapter is structured the same way to facilitate cross-reference and (typological) comparison. The data are presented in a top-down fashion and in a format easily accessible to the linguistic community. The topics covered are similatives, equatives, comparatives, superlatives, elatives, and excessives. Each type of comparison is illustrated with glossed examples of all its attested grammatical realizations. The book is an indispensable tool for typologists, historical linguists, and students of the syntax and morphosyntax of comparison.

Archaeology and Language II

The Balkan Peninsula can also be entered from Asia Minor, as Turkish and Romany have entered in historical times. For no ancient language of the Balkans do we have evidence as to whether it entered from Asia Minor or from the steppe to ...

Archaeology and Language II

Using language to date the origin and spread of food production, Archaeology and Language II represents groundbreaking work in synthesizing two disciplines that are now seen as interlinked: linguistics and archaeology. This volume is the second part of a three-part survey of innovative results emerging from their combination. Archaeology and historical linguistics have largely pursued separate tracks until recently, although their goals can be very similar. While there is a new awareness that these disciplines can be used to complement one another, both rigorous methodological awareness and detailed case-studies are still lacking in the literature. This three-part survey is the first study to address this. Archaeology and Language II examines in some detail how archaeological data can be interpreted through linguistic hypotheses. This collection demonstrates the possibility that, where archaeological sequences are reasonably well-known, they might be tied into evidence of language diversification and thus produce absolute chronologies. Where there is evidence for migrations and expansions these can be explored through both disciplines to produce a richer interpretation of prehistory. An important part of this is the origin and spread of food production which can be modelled through the spread of both plants and words for them. Archaeology and Language II will be of interest to researchers in linguistics, archaeologists and anthropologists.

Archaeology and Language Correlating archaeological and linguistic hypotheses

The Balkan Peninsula can also be entered from Asia Minor , as Turkish and Romany have entered in historical times . For no ancient language of the Balkans do we have evidence as to whether it entered from Asia Minor or from the steppe ...

Archaeology and Language  Correlating archaeological and linguistic hypotheses

Using language to date the origin and spread of food production, Archaeology and Language II represents groundbreaking work in synthesizing two disciplines that are now seen as interlinked: linguistics and archaeology. This volume is the second part of a three-part survey of innovative results emerging from their combination. Archaeology and historical linguistics have largely pursued separate tracks until recently, although their goals can be very similar. While there is a new awareness that these disciplines can be used to complement one another, both rigorous methodological awareness and detailed case-studies are still lacking in the literature. This three-part survey is the first study to address this. Archaeology and Language II examines in some detail how archaeological data can be interpreted through linguistic hypotheses. This collection demonstrates the possibility that, where archaeological sequences are reasonably well-known, they might be tied into evidence of language diversification and thus produce absolute chronologies. Where there is evidence for migrations and expansions these can be explored through both disciplines to produce a richer interpretation of prehistory. An important part of this is the origin and spread of food production which can be modelled through the spread of both plants and words for them. Archaeology and Language II will be of interest to researchers in linguistics, archaeologists and anthropologists.

Bibliographie Linguistique de L annee 1999

Introduction to Balkan linguistics | Ger . , E. , Fr. , Rum , ab 7.1 . Ancient languages of the Balkans — Anciennes langues des Balkans 5141 Filippin , Antonio L'antico macedone e le medie aspirate indeuropee tra greco e balcanico .

Bibliographie Linguistique de L annee 1999

Setting out the historical national and religious characteristics of the Italians as they impact on the integration within the European Union, this study makes note of the two characteristics that have an adverse effect on Italian national identity: cleavages between north and south and the dominant role of family. It discusses how for Italians family loyalty is stronger than any other allegiance, including feelings towards their country, their nation, or the EU. Due to such subnational allegiances and values, this book notes that Italian civic society is weaker and engagement at the grass roots is less robust than one finds in other democracies, leaving politics in Italy largely in the hands of political parties. The work concludes by noting that EU membership, however, provides no magic bullet for Italy: it cannot change internal cleavages, the Italian worldview, and family values or the country’s mafia-dominated power matrix, and as a result, the underlying absence of fidelity to a shared polity—Italian or European—leave the country as ungovernable as ever.

The Oxford Classical Dictionary

DEW/SM Illyrian language At present it is not possible to give a linguistic definition of 'Illyrian', a term which has often been used to indicate the language(s) anciently ... R. Katicic, The Ancient Languages of the Balkans (1976).

The Oxford Classical Dictionary

Completely revised and updated, the fourth edition of this established dictionary offers entries on all aspects of the classical world. With reception and anthropology as new focus areas and numerous new entries, it is an essential reference work for students, scholars, and teachers of classics and for anyone with an interest in the classical era.

International Encyclopedia of Linguistics

[See also Albanian; Areal Linguistics; Bulgarian; Greek; Indo-European Languages; Rumanian; SerboCroatian; ... Balkansko ezikoznanie: Osnovni problemi na balkanskija ezikov sa ̆juz. ... Ancient languages of the Balkans, vol. 1.

International Encyclopedia of Linguistics


Zeitschrift f r Balkanologie

in R. Katići é: Ancient Languages of the Balkans, The Hague/Paris (Mouton) 1976). Besonders in der albanischen Sprachwissenschaft wird, flankiert von sehr glaubwürdigen archâologischen und geschichtlichen Argumenten, eine illyrische ...

Zeitschrift f  r Balkanologie