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We report here on some findings from fieldwork over several years in Palasa, a village near Himara in which the Greek speakers show the effects of long-standing contact with Albanian. We focus on the ethnolinguistic situation, differential borrowing depending on lexical domain, regional ethnobotany, and code-switching in a folk tale.
This paper presents the authorʼs individual views on the state of affairs and presents theoretical, methodological and practical results, obtained in the last decade, in the field of comparative-historical and comparative-contrastive Balkan linguistics and especially with regard to (morpho-)syntax. The major theoretical issues of Balkan linguistics...
The traditional clothing of the Mrkovići Muslim ethno-local group in Montenegro began to change at the turn of the 21st century in response to several factors. Firstly, this clothing was more and more reserved exclusively for ritual (and festive) occasions. Secondly, the group demonstrated increased interest in its own history and culture. And, thi...
There are two different classifications of South Slavic languages (Slovenian, Croatian, Bosnian, Montenegrin, Serbian, Macedonian, and Bulgarian) available which consider them within a single dialect continuum stretching from the Slovenian Alps to the Black Sea: genetic and typological. The change from synthetic case to analytic case in certain Sou...
(ruski) Potrebnost’ v naučnoj definicii balkanizma kak sojuzoobrazujuščego priznaka balkanskoj lingvističeskoj obščnosti zastavljaet obratit’sja k lingvističeskim suščnostjam i operacijam, kotorye protivopostavleny balkanizmam, v hode balkanskogo jazykovogo kontakta ne vyhodjat za predely ishodnogo jazyka, maksimal’no trudno zaimstvujutsja i kal’ki...
The paper suggests that, at the dialect level, the Macedonian language should be viewed as part of the Balkan linguistic West, rather than the Balkan linguistic East. It is argued that the Macedonian, Serbian, Albanian and Arumanian languages share a number of common lexical, semantic, word formation and grammatical features that are not characteri...