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Author Joseph, D. ♦ Ohio, The
Source CiteSeerX
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Publisher Pergamon Press
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Major Dialect ♦ Several Different Language Branch ♦ South Slavic ♦ Significant Fact ♦ Coordination Language ♦ Altaic Family ♦ Areal Linguistics ♦ Balkan Peninsula ♦ Southernmost Dialect ♦ Mountainous Landmass ♦ Genetic Relatedness ♦ Speech Community ♦ Language Change ♦ Southeastern Europe ♦ Adriatic Sea ♦ Linguistic Convergence ♦ Intense Intimate Contact ♦ Common Inheritance ♦ Indic Language Romani ♦ Lexical Feature ♦ Indo-european Language ♦ Black Sea ♦ Sava River ♦ Modern Italic ♦ Indo-european Come Albanian ♦ Danube River ♦ Various Set ♦ Language Contact ♦ Numerous Element
Description The Balkan peninsula, the rugged mountainous landmass in southeastern Europe bounded by the lower Danube and Sava rivers to the north (though by some accounts beginning even further north, in the vicinity of Vienna), the Adriatic Sea to the west, and the Black Sea up to the mouth of the Danube river to the east, and including all of Greece to the south, is home to a number of languages whose interrelationships present numerous elements of interest for questions of language contact, language change, areal linguistics, and sociolinguistics. The languages in this area come from several different language branches: from Indo-European come Albanian (two major dialects, Geg in the north and Tosk in the south), Greek, the South Slavic languages Serbo-Croatian (especially the southernmost dialects, often called Torlak), Bulgarian, and Macedonian, the Romance (modern Italic) languages Daco-Romanian, Aromanian (or Vlah), and Judeo-Spanish (also known as Ladino), and the Indic language Romani (the language of the Gypsies, particularly those dialects spoken in the Balkans), and from the Altaic family comes Turkish. The most significant fact about these languages is that various sets of them share certain structural and lexical features that do not, in the case of the Indo-European languages, derive from their being genetically related. Such features do not represent common inheritances from Proto-Indo-European, but rather result from linguistic convergence over a period of intense intimate contact among the speech communities in this area. Moreover, genetic relatedness
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Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1997-01-01
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