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The Prehistory and Areal Distribution of Slavic *gъlčěti ‘Speak’
Slovenski jezik / Slovene Linguistic Studies (2007)
  • Marc L Greenberg, University of Kansas
  • Joseph Schallert, University of Toronto
Abstract

The paper examines in some detail the diatopic distribution and semantic development of *gъlčěti in South Slavic, i.e., the Slavic dialect areas settled by migration, and raises the question of the nature of the relationship among those dialects that have developed *gъlčěti as the primary neutral verb meaning ‘speak’ both in its South Slavic and broader Slavic contexts. Special attention is given to Bulgarian and Eastern Slovene dialects, which share this development. Includes dialect maps

Keywords
  • Bulgarian language,
  • BUL,
  • Slovene language,
  • SVN,
  • historical dialectology,
  • historical lexicology,
  • migration,
  • Danube,
  • verba dicendi,
  • Indo-European
Publication Date
2007
Citation Information
Marc L Greenberg and Joseph Schallert. "The Prehistory and Areal Distribution of Slavic *gъlčěti ‘Speak’" Slovenski jezik / Slovene Linguistic Studies Vol. 6 (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/marc_l_greenberg/5/