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  • Balto-Slavic Accentual Mobilityby Thomas Olander

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 153.84

    What is the prehistory of Russian accent alternations also found in other Slavic languages and Lithuanian? With this question as its main focus, the volume examines the accentuation systems of a number of Indo-European languages. With its comprehensive history of research it serves as an introduction to the field of Balto-Slavic and Indo-European... more...

  • Die slavischen Sprachen / The Slavic Languages. Halbband 1by Sebastian Kempgen

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 471.58

    Mit dem vorliegenden Handbuch wird beabsichtigt, den derzeitigen Wissens- und Problemstand der slavischen Sprachwissenschaft hinsichtlich der Beschreibung der Strukturen und Funktionen der slavischen Sprachen in synchroner und diachroner Sicht überblicksartig ausgewogen darzustellen. Je nach Thema wird auf einzelne Sprachen unterschiedlich... more...

  • Oranges and Snowby Milan Djordjevic; Charles Simic

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 19.95 US$ 15.96

    Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Simic has done more than anyone since Czeslaw Milosz to introduce English-language readers to the greatest modern Slavic poets. In Oranges and Snow , Simic continues this work with his translations of one of today's finest Serbian poets, Milan Djordjevic. An encounter between two poets and two languages, this bilingual... more...

  • The Reading of Russian Literature in Chinaby Mark Gamsa

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    This book traces the profound influence that Russian literature, which was tied inseparably to the political victory of the Russian revolution, had on China during a period that saw the collapse of imperial rule and the rise of the Communist Party. more...

  • Degrees of Explicitnessby John Leafgren

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 165.00

    This book explores factors relevant in the choices speakers and writers make in regard to explicitness of reference to the subjects and objects in their utterances. Bulgarian is a particularly felicitous target language for this type of study, since it possesses a rich inventory of available packaging techniques, ranging from zero reference, to various... more...

  • Sociocultural Perspectives on Language Change in Diasporaby David R. Andrews

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 125.00

    This book is a sociolinguistic examination of the Russian speech of the American “Third Wave”, the migration from the Soviet Union which began in the early 1970s under the policy of détente. Within the framework of bilingualism and language contact studies, it examines developments in emigré Russian with reference to the late... more...

  • The Chain of Being and Having in Slavicby Steven J. Clancy

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 149.00

    The complex diachronic and synchronic status of the concepts be and have can be understood only with consideration of their full range of constructions and functions. Data from modern Slavic languages (Russian, Czech, Polish, Bulgarian) provides a window into zero copulas, non-verbal have expressions, and verbal constructions. From the perspective... more...

  • Chekhov in Performanceby J. L. Styan

    Cambridge University Press 1978; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.70

    A rewarding study of four of Chekhov's major plays. more...

  • Russian Village Proseby Kathleen F. Parthé

    Princeton University Press 1992; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Kathleen Parth offers the first comprehensive examination of the controversial literary movement Russian Village Prose. From the 1950s to the decline of the movement in the 1970s, Valentin Rasputin, Fedor Abramov, and other writers drew on "luminous" memories of their rural childhoods to evoke a thousand-year-old pattern of life that was disappearing... more...

  • Topics in South Slavic Syntax and Semanticsby Mila Dimitrova-Vulchanova; Lars Hellan

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 165.00

    This collection of articles presents a variety of approaches to central phenomena in South Slavic syntax and semantics, with an informal introduction by the editors on South Slavic clause structure. Phenomena addressed (treated partly on a language specific basis, partly comparative) include: the structure of the functional field, verb fronting, clitic... more...