The 126th NINJAL Colloquium
"The Reduction of Word-Prosody Systems in Slavic Languages and Dialects (with Some Furtive Comparison to Japanese)"

Date
October 4, 2022 (15:30-17:30)
Venue
Hybrid
  • Multipurpose Room, NINJAL (10-2 Midori-cho, Tachikawa City, Tokyo) Access
  • Online
Speaker
Marc L. GREENBERG (University of Kansas)
A list of main publications
  • Marc L. GREENBERG (2021) Antemurale innovationis: Clausal complementation in the Slovene Mura River (Prekmurje) dialect and its Balkan parallels. In: Björn Wiemer and Barbara Sonnenhauser (Eds.) Clausal Complementation in South Slavic, 317-341. De Gruyter Mouton.
  • Marc L. GREENBERG, et al. (Eds.) (2020) Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online. Brill.
  • Marc L. GREENBERG (Ed.) (2020) Prekmurje Slovene Grammar: Avgust Pavel’s Vend Nyelvtan (1942). Brill.
  • Marc L. GREENBERG (2003) Word Prosody in Slovene from a Typological Perspective. STUF - Language Typology and Universals 56(3): 234-251.
  • Marc L. GREENBERG (2000) A Historical Phonology of the Slovene Language. Universitätsverlag C. Winter.
  • Academia
Abstract
Slavic (and Baltic) accentology has a venerable tradition in the field of Slavic linguistics, especially after the publication of Christian Stang’s pivotal monograph, Slavonic Accentuation (1957), which provided insight into the richness of the Proto-Slavic pitch-accent system, arguably the most complex of the Indo-European language family. Considerably less attention has been given to the processes that have led the dialectal reduction of prosodic systems, which in substantial parts of Slavic have resulted in fixed-stress systems (represented by standard Polish, Czech, Slovak, the Sorbian languages; Macedonian). The presentation offers an overview of the Slavic paths towards fixed stress systems. Insight is afforded also by typological comparison to features of Japanese prosodic systems.
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