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  Slavic languages. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The South Slavic tongues consist of Serbo-Croatian, Bulgarian, Slovenian, and Macedonian, together with the liturgical language known as Church Slavonic.
The Slavic verb usually takes one of three simple tenses (past, present, and future), but it is further characterized by a complex feature called aspect, which can be either imperfective (showing continuous or repeated action) or perfective (denoting a completed action).
Members of the Slavic subfamily are more conservative and thus closer to Proto-Indo-European than languages in the Germanic and Romance groups, as is witnessed by their preservation of seven of the eight cases for the noun that Proto-Indo-European possessed and by their continuation of aspects for the verb.
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 C. Michael McAdams : Selected Works
Men and women of South Slavic descent who have been elected to high office in the United States were elected for many of the same reasons Irish, Italian, or fl candidates were elected: local political issues, personality, the drive to win, and, in the opinion of their opponents, sheer luck.
South Slavic politics in America is not an American institution born of a foreign seed, but rather a transplanted institution, ripe with the fruit of a thousand years’ history.
It was the South Slavs in exile or those who immigrated who would form the true "Yugoslav movement." Here we see the intense effort put forward by the South Slavic groups in America which marked the high point of their political activity, temporarily overcoming ethnic differences.
www.mcadams-croatia.net /the_south_slavs.htm   (8392 words)

 The Slavic Branch of the Indo-European Family
Slavic languages are spoken mostly in Eastern Europe and in North Asia (Siberia).
All Slavic languages are believed to have descended from Proto-Slavic, their parent language, which, in turn, is thought to have split off much earlier from Proto-Indo-European.
All Slavic languages are considered Category II languages in terms of difficult for English speakers because of their significant linguistic and cultural differences with English.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/december/SlavicBranch.html   (720 words)

 Slavic languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The Slavic languages (also called Slavonic languages), a group of closely related languages of the Slavic peoples and a subgroup of Indo-European languages, have speakers in most of Eastern Europe, in much of the Balkans, in parts of Central Europe, and in the northern part of Asia.
The arrival of the Hungarians in Pannonia in the 9th century interposed non-Slavic speakers between South and West Slavs.
The largest geographical extent of Slavic population, which in the Middle Ages included the majority of the present-day German lands of Brandenburg and Pomerania, diminished in the course of the German Drang nach Osten.
www.sevenhills.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Slavic_languages   (1645 words)

 SOUTH SLAVIC (YUGOSLAV -- CROATIAN/SLOVENIAN/SERBIAN) FEDERATIONS history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
In July 1910, a Joint Convention of the South Slavic nationalities was held in Chicago, a gathering which decided form a South Slavic Socialist Federation and to affiliate the new organization with the Socialist Party.
The increase in the Federation was particularly strong among the Slovenian community: by the end of 1911 the South Slavic Federation was 48% Slovenian, 44% Croatian, and 8% Serb.
The South Slavic Federation held a Conference in the Midwest that began on July 16, 1921.
www.marxists.org /subject/usa/eam/lfedsouthslavic.html   (1256 words)

 Encyclopedia: South Slavic languages
Slavic languages Proto-Indo-European Indo-European studies The Indo-European languages include some 443 (SIL estimate) languages and dialects spoken by about three billion people, including most of the major language families of Europe and western Asia, which belong to a single superfamily.
The Croatian language is a language of the western group of South Slavic languages which is used primarily by the Croats.
The Bosnian language (Bosanski jezik) is one of the standard versions of the Central South Slavic diasystem, formerly known as Serbo-Croatian.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/South-Slavic-languages   (553 words)

Both texts are written by South Slavic language specialists: Hawkesworth teaches at the University of London and Norris is at the University of Nottingham.
Alexander is a prominent South Slavic linguist at Berkeley whose tomes are comprehensive and linguistically sophisticated.
For example, in discussing quintessential Slavic verbal aspect - a topic that she finally arrives at in Chapter 9 out of 13 (after both past and future tenses have been introduced) - she does not even mention the word "aspect," and indeed, after a one-page discussion, the matter is never brought up again.
www.slavica.com /teaching/Beissinger.html   (6076 words)

 Slavic languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Note too that historical inter-Slav cultural currents, such as the influence of South Slavic Old Church Slavonic and of South Slavic scholars on Russian, have exercised some re-unifying influence.
A minority of linguists, spurred by the idea of "geolinguistics", view the southern branch of the Slavic languages as possibly autochthonous to the Balkans.
The arrival of Communist regimes in the 20th century fostered the separate lingustic development of Ukrainian, Belarusian and Macedonian, for example, but the years from 1945 to 1990 saw the vast majority of Slavic speakers grouped in the institutions of the Warsaw Pact under Soviet Russian domination.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Slavic_languages   (1621 words)

 Slavic Languages and Literatures Slavic 223: Introduction to the South Slavic Language
The goal of the course will be to familiarize students with the field of South Slavic linguistics sufficiently so that they can utilize the literature concerning these languages or pursue research of their own into the South Slavic languages.
The course is not envisioned as an introduction especially to the history of the South Slavic languages.
The purpose of the presentation will be to encourage students to explore the literature on topics in South Slavic linguistics, to familiarize themselves with the state of knowledge on these topics, and to acquaint the remaining students with their chosen topics.
www.humnet.ucla.edu /web/Kit/slavic_1/acad_programs/courses/c-slav223.html   (321 words)

 The Western subgroup: Serbo-Croatian and Slovene (from Slavic languages) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The Western subgroup of South Slavic includes the dialects of Serbo-Croatian, among them those of the Prizren-Timok group, which are close to some North Macedonian and West Bulgarian dialects.
South Slavic language that is the native language of most speakers in Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Croatia.
South Slavic language written in the Roman (Latin) alphabet and spoken in Slovenia and in adjacent parts of Austria and Italy.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-74891?tocId=74891   (906 words)

 Folklore: To honour the female: the gendering of the South Slavic epic tradition. (Research article: focus on women).@ ...
Folklore: To honour the female: the gendering of the South Slavic epic tradition.
To honour the female: the gendering of the South Slavic epic tradition.
The present paper explores variations of the motif of "the wife's betrayal" in the South Slavic oral tradition and how and why it got connected with a historical event--the fall of a feudal ruler in the Rhodope region in the fourteenth century.
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 E, W, and S Slavic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Slavic languages exibit varied socio-linguistic status in both their dialectal variation and in their standard forms.
Slavic languages vary in terms of the number of their speakers (from Russian to Sorbian) and the level of bilingualism (from mostly monolingual Russians to mostly bilingual Ukrainians)
Slavic langauges vary as to the period of their standardization (from the early standardization of Polish to the 1945 standardization of Macedonian)
www.asu.edu /clas/reesc/asugh/GHSLAVIC.HTM   (567 words)

 DIDASKALIA: Ancient Theater Today   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
It is well to start by emphasizing the physical dimensions of South Slavic epic performance, those aspects that we customarily and unquestioningly delete in the ritual act of text-making.
In fact, an entire 'emic' or insider's glossary, comprising the South Slavic singers' own terms for what they do, could and should be assembled in order to foreground their-- rather than our--concerns.
What remains the same throughout the South Slavic performances is precisely the language as a living idiom, an expressive vehicle that maintains its consistency via a built-in plasticity.
didaskalia.open.ac.uk /issues/vol3no3/foley.html   (2582 words)

 Macedonian language --  Encyclopædia Britannica
South Slavic language that is most closely related to Bulgarian and is written in the Cyrillic alphabet.
The Slavic languages are most closely related to the languages of the Baltic group (Lithuanian, Latvian, and the now-extinct Old Prussian), but they share certain linguistic innovations with the other eastern Indo-European...
South Slavic language written in the Cyrillic alphabet and spoken in Bulgaria and parts of Greece, Romania, Moldova, and Ukraine.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9049700   (793 words)

 South Slavic Collections: Overviews of the Collections (European Reading Room, Libraryof Congress)
With the extensive immigration of South Slavs into the United States after World War II, this collection has been very much used by former citizens of these countries through their representatives in the U.S. Congress, in support of all kinds of legal assistance from cases of inheritance and political prosecution to divorce and civil cases.
Works in science and technology from South Slavic countries are mainly represented by works from various scientific institutions in Bulgaria and former Yugoslavia, as well as materials from numerous international conferences held in this part of the world.
The arts of the South Slavic area, because of its complicated history and culture, reflect a wide spectrum of Eastern and Western influences.
www.loc.gov /rr/european/coll/slav.html   (2166 words)

 South Slavic languages -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
South Slavic languages is one of the three groups of (A branch of the Indo European family of language) Slavic languages (besides (The region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River) West and (Click link for more info and facts about East Slavic) East Slavic).
Hungarian and Romanian now separate the South Slavic languages from West and East Slavic languages.
** (The Slavic language of the Serbs and Croats; the Serbian dialect is usually written in the Cyrillic alphabet and the Croatian dialect is usually written in the Roman alphabet) Serbo-Croatian*
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/so/south_slavic_languages.htm   (311 words)

 ipedia.com: South Slavic languages Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
South Slavic languages is one of the three groups of Slavic languages.
South Slavic languages are further divided in Ea...
South Slavic languages are further divided in Eastern and Western section.
www.ipedia.com /south_slavic_languages.html   (130 words)

 UofC Slavic Department: Bogdan Rakić
South Slavic SOSL 27100/37100 The Bosnian Ethnic Cauldron: Literature of Ivo Andrić
South Slavic S101/S501 Elementary Serbian and Croatian I
South Slavic S201/S503 Intermediate Serbian and Croatian I
humanities.uchicago.edu /depts/slavic/rakic.html   (1311 words)

 Yugoslavia article - Yugoslavia south Slavic languages 20th century Slavs kingdom 1918 Kingdom - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Yugoslavia (Jugoslavija in all south Slavic languages) is a term used for three separate political entities that existed during most of the 20th century.
Translated, the name means Land of the South Slavs (jug in Jugoslavija means south).
The first was a kingdom formed in 1918 as the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, which was re-named the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in 1929 and existed under that name until it was invaded in 1941 by the Axis powers.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Yugoslavia   (318 words)

 South Slavic Folk Culture A Bibliography of Literature in English, German, and French on Bosnian-Hercegovinian, ...
South Slavic Folk Culture A Bibliography of Literature in English, German, and French on Bosnian-Hercegovinian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Montenegrin and Serbian Folk Culture
South Slavic Folk Culture: A Bibliography of Literature in English, German, and French on Bosnian-Hercegovinian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Montenegrin and Serbian Folk Culture, compiled and edited by Klaus Roth and Gabriele Wolf with the cooperation of Tomislav Helebrant, 553 p., 1994 (ISBN: 0-89357-244-6), cloth: $29.95.
The large number of titles made it necessary to concentrate on the folk cultures in those South Slavic countries that were under Ottman rule well into the 19th century and whose populations are Christian Orthodox or Muslim, i.e., Bosnia-Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia.
www.slavica.com /recent/rb17.htm   (420 words)

Speculations on the Identity of the South Slavic ā-stem gen. sg.
In his recent overview of Slavic in the context of Indo-European, Andersen writes: “The identity of the ā-stem genitive singular and nominative-accusative plural -y is difficult to understand; the umlauted counterpart, ESlav.
One approach treats the Slavic desinences as relics of a common Uralic-Indo-European declensions system (in accord with Kim and Osipova 1995); the other as a result of convergence with the Uralic languages in the general sense of Thomason and Kaufman (1988: 238–251).
aatseel.org /program/aatseel/2000/abstract-233.html   (633 words)

 Lycos Search : South Slavic
South Slavic collections at the Library of Congress South Slavic collections at the Library of Congress...
SLAVIC, a division of the Indo-European family of languages, was a common original language which due...
Slavonic, language belonging to the South Slavic group of the Slavic subfamily of the Indo-European family...
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 The South Slavic Languages (from Slavic languages) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
The languages of the South Slavic group are spoken in nations that are geographically separated from the other Slavic regions by Romania, Hungary, and Austria, where non-Slavic languages are spoken.
More results on "The South Slavic Languages (from Slavic languages)" when you join.
Later, special terms were borrowed by East Slavic and South Slavic from eastern languages (especially Turkish) as a...
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-208121   (840 words)

 Slavic Linguistics
Many general Western sources will have materials pertinent to Slavic linguistics, so be sure not to overlook them as potential sources of information, but for the most part, this guide covers items either in a Slavic language or about Slavic linguistics in particular.
Sources about Slavic personal and geographic names are not included in the linguistics sections of this course (ook for these sources in a forthcoming section on geneology), but many of the bibliographies described here will present material of interest in the field of onomastics.
Within the sources themselves for all of Slavic linguistics, however, material is commonly arranged by branch as well as by language.
www.library.uiuc.edu /spx/class/SubjectResources/SubSourGen/lingslav.htm   (1041 words)

 SLAV L574 ALL History of South Slavic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
After a general review of the special aspects of the Balkan Slavic area and its transitional dialect features, the standard languages are covered.
The course is recommended to students who have studied or are in the process of studying a South Slavic language, particularly Serbian and Croatian, and a reading knowledge of Serbian and Croatian is very helpful to the prospective student.
A sample syllabus, once used for this course, follows: Slavic L574 The History of the South Slavic Languages Syllabus Week Topic and Suggested Readings 1/2 South Slavic: Introduction, prehistory, and general features.
www.indiana.edu /~deanfac/blspr05/slav/slav_l574_ALL.html   (383 words)

 Folklore: To honour the female: the gendering of the South Slavic epic tradition - Research article: focus on women   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
This is the historical nucleus of a number of epic songs in the South Slavic tradition, the variants of which "translate" history into a vehicle for the communication of moral values and worldviews.
He sees the South Slavic family as a hierarchical structure in which "the principle of Balkan patriarchy still exerts considerable power" and in which "men are given a very powerful and omnipotent position, while women have a weak and subdued role" (Kaser 1997, 150).
Reflecting this socio-cultural pattern, the South Slavic epic also places the family and a strong male at its centre.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2386/is_2_113/ai_95107634   (1227 words)

 Articles - Slavic peoples   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Basically, the East Slavs may all be traced to Slavic speaking populations that were organised as Kievan Rus beginning in the 9th century AD and eventually fell under the influence of Mongol Empire.
The Chernoles culture is "sometimes portrayed as either a state in the development of the Slavic languages or at least some form of late Indo-European ancestral to the evolution of the Slavic stock" (James P. Mallory, "Chernoles Culture", Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture, Fitzroy Dearborn, 1997).
The common Slavic experience of communism combined with the repeated usage of the ideology by Soviet propaganda after World War II within the Eastern bloc (Warsaw Pact) was a forced high-level political and economic hegemony of USSR dominated by Russians, and as such despised by rest of conquered nations.
www.gaple.com /articles/Slavic_peoples?mySession=d733897a298d30541cfbc63073bb1d85   (1685 words)

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