Between Jak się masz and Kak dela: A morphological analysis of the development of East-Slavic through primary written sources

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Between Jak się masz and Kak dela: A morphological analysis of the development of East-Slavic through primary written sources

Type: Master thesis
Title: Between Jak się masz and Kak dela: A morphological analysis of the development of East-Slavic through primary written sources
Author: Frijns, Emile
Issue Date: 2015
Keywords: East-Slavic
Linguistics
Language development
Abstract: In this thesis, the development of the East-Slavic languages has been investigated through the analysis of various written sources on a multitude of morphological scoring criteria. The thesis aims at finding evidence that can either prove or disprove some of the many theories with respect to the evolution of the East-Slavic languages (these theories are also included in the thesis). The theories that are discussed in the thesis differ with respect to how much credit is given to the Polish language in the development of East-Slavic. Therefore, investigating whether or not Polish did play a role in the language development of the East-Slavic area provides us with material that can make certain theories more plausible than others. Various texts - the oldest dating to 1229 and the youngest texts to the 19th century - were analysed and scored on present and past verb inflection, the use of auxiliary verbs and the declension of the nominative adjective (thereby paying special attention to the possibility of gender distinction in nominative plural).
Supervisor: Fortuin, E.L.J.
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Russian end Eurasian Studies
ECTS Credits: 20
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/34276
 

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