Journal of Slavic Linguistics

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 1-2, Fall

Dialects, Migrations, and Ethnic Rivalries: The Case of Bosnia-Herzegovina
Abstract. This article investigates the interface between dialect, ethnic identity, and political developments in the rural communities of Bosnia-Herzegovina, where the cultural and linguistic differences among Croats, Serbs, and Muslims have been...
From the Editors
We are pleased to see the present special volume of the Journal of Slavic Linguistics, "North American Contributions to Slavic Sociolinguistics", appear in print. Due to a confluence of many different circumstances (none of which has to do with the...
Gender Voices in Electronic Discourse: A Forum in Ukrainian
The fabric of electronic discourse is language; the weavers of that fabric are the individual participants. Davis and Brewer 1997:8 Abstract: The present study analyzes electronic discussion forums in Ukrainian from a gender linguistic perspective....
Language Conflict in Post-Soviet Linguistic Landscapes
Abstract. In this article it is argued that the study of linguistic landscapes (public uses of written language) can benefit from viewing them as dynamic phenomena and examining them in a diachronic context. Based on the changes in the post-Soviet...
Linguistic Ideologies, Economies, and Technologies in the Language Culture of Contemporary Russia (1987-2008)
Abstract: In this article I outline a theoretical and methodological framework for pursing a comprehensive study of the dominant issues and trends of Russian language culture from the Perestroika era through the present day. My chief claim is that...
New Conclusions on the Conclusive
Abstract: The renarrated mood, sometimes called the "evidential", is an innovation in Bulgarian grammar. Although it is primarily expressed with inherited forms, it includes one innovative form, a participle built on the imperfect stem of the verb....
Slavic Sociolinguistics in North America: Lineage and Leading Edge
Abstract: This article provides a general overview of North American research in Slavic sociolinguistics from the beginnings of the field at the start of the 1960s up to the present day. The work of North American scholars published in a selection...
The Contribution of Language Use, Language Attitudes, and Language Competence to Minority Language Maintenance: A Report from Austrian Carinthia
Abstract: During fieldwork in the Slovene-minority area of Austrian Carinthia in 1998-2000, over two hundred informants were interviewed in six localities. The interviews were designed to elicit three types of data: (i) language use in social networks,...
Vernacular Writing and Sociolinguistic Change in the Texas Czech Community
Abstract. This study examines the issue of language variation as characterizing the usage of an immigrant community in diaspora, specifically the Texas Czech community. It is demonstrated that the immigrants' language usage was rich and multifaceted,...

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