The last decades have witnessed extensive team research projects that lasted for many years and have resulted in an impressive archive of Slavic language data. These data, which have been presented in various forms (dialect atlases and dic-tionaries , historical language dictionaries, dialect monographs and historical and linguistic studies of individual relics) describe the Polish language area as well as the Slavic dialects spoken within the Polish borders.
The ever-growing lexical material that has been collected fostered comparative and etymological analyses. It also has enabled researchers to continue the inves-tigation of the linguistic history of the Slavs as well as their mutual contacts and linguistic interactions.
Dialectological work on Slavic took the form of international cooperation from early on, and this has resulted in the publication of The Slavic Linguistic Atlas (OLA), The Carpathian Linguistic Atlas, and many other works in the areas of word formation and onomastics. Moreover, slavicists also investigate a new linguistic symbiosis that arises due to political processes and resettlement. This article is accompanied by an extensive bibliography of selected publications that were written during this period.
This article presents a concise overview of the achievements of synchronic research in the field Slavic linguistics carried out in Poland. Due to an enormous range of research topics, the author had to narrow her attention to selected grammatical phenomena, namely morphology (excluding word formation) and syntax, as well as to limit the scope of the analysis to books and monographs, to the exclusion of publications of a different nature.
On the basis of selected subfields in linguistics, the author describes some general trends and tendencies concerning both the choice of a theoretical framework as well as the subject matter. She distinguishes among three periods for which she seeks to determine the dominant features.
The analysis shows that during the last 60 years, and especially since the 1970s, Slavic linguistics has seen a steady growth and a search for new solutions in the field of grammar research. The growth is accompanied by an ever-increasing potential for contact with the trends occurring in global linguistics. However, one should not underestimate the achievements of Polish theoretical linguists, slavicists and specialists in Polish Studies, whose research findings encompass a detailed description of a wide range of linguistic issues and cover considerable language data.
The article presents the main achievements of Polish slavicists in the field of phonetics and phonology, on the synchronic as well as diachronic levels, including works on Polish phonetics and phonology.
In this text I try to present formal and functional picture of the preposition ‘vo’ in the Macedonian dialects. Also, I show the geographic distribution of the preposition ‘u’ (with the meaning at, beside). This helps to see how the prepositions ‘vo’ and ‘u’ are spread over the Macedonian dialectal territory, and also to see their formal and functional distribution.
The prepositions ‘vo’ and ‘u’ are among the differential features that divide the western dialectal complex from southeastern dialectal complex. The two maps show that borders of their territories mainly correspond with the dialectal borders of two dialectal complexes.
Regarding their functional fields – in the frames of the spatial relations (static vs. dynamic) both forms cover same fields. Thus, regarding static relation, both ‘vo’ (western complex) and ‘u’ (southeastern and northern complex) are used as markers of the position of the localized object regarding the localizer, i.e. the situations where a localized object takes part of the space determined by the localizer. Regarding the dynamic relation, we can see the same results, i.e. both ‘vo’ and ‘u’ are used as markers of the adlative relation (goal) which is the approximation of the localized object to the inside or inside borders of the localizer.
The article deals with some problems of formation of a Slavic Homiliar and translating a Sermon for Nativity of Virgin Mary – N 21 of Codex Suprasliensis – a text created in Preslav in the middle of the 10th c. – and relationship of this text in the development of the Slavic Homiliar. Recently scholars have been speaking in an ever more convincing manner of “early” and “late” Preslav. The author believes that when trying to find the states of this development, this direction should be followed.
This article discusses Slavic names for ‘finger joints’ and the ‘wrist’. The analysis is presented in a parallel fashion. First it discusses the names that are used to refer to both of the joints, and then it analyzes the names that exclusively refer to ‘finger joints’ or to the ‘wrist’. The article is accompanied by maps presenting the territorial ranges of the respective names. The maps use the same graphic display so as to facilitate comparison of the territorial ranges. The existence of the common names for these body organs stems from the fact that both of them can be characterized by “bending” and “merging” of their parts. The names of these parts have often become the names of the joints themselves. This fact is attributed to various environmental perceptions of body parts and their functions by human beings. The article introduces some modifications to the interpretation of the material presented in the ninth volume of The Slavic Linguistic Atlas (OLA).
The article deals with the analyses of the problem of comparative-historical linguistics from the point of view of the new dialect data. Assessing the preliminary results of the OLA project, the author focused her attention on the new linguistic geography data given in the Atlas, and the evolution of some units and Proto-Slavic dialect differentiation of Slavia.
This article supplements new material to the collection of Ruthenian lexical borrowings in Old Polish compiled by Stanisław Urbańczyk half a century ago. It also corrects some erroneous etymologies performed by this researcher.
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