Early dialectal diversity in South Slavic II

  • Twenty years ago I discussed the oldest isoglosses in the South Slavic linguistic area (1982). Subscribing to Van Wijk’s view that the bundle of isoglosses which separates Bulgarian from Serbo-Croatian was the result of an early split in South Slavic and that the transitional dialects originated from a later mixture of Serbian and Bulgarian dialects when the contact between the two languages had been restored (1927), I argued that the shared innovations of Bulgarian and Serbo-Croatian must be dated to a period when the dialects were still spoken in the original Trans-Carpathian homeland of the Slavs. I concluded that there is no evidence for common innovations of South Slavic which were posterior to the end of what I have called the Late Middle Slavic period, which I dated to the 4th through 6th centuries AD. At that time, the major dialect divisions of Slavic were already established.

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Author:Frederik H. H. KortlandtGND
Parent Title (German):Studies in Slavic and General Linguistics 30: Dutch contributions to the 13th international congress of slavists: Linguistics
Place of publication:Amsterdam ; New York
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2010/07/07
Year of first Publication:2003
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2010/07/07
GND Keyword:Slawische Sprachen
Page Number:22
First Page:215
Last Page:235
Korrigierte Version
Source:http://www.kortlandt.nl/publications/art208e.pdf ; (in:) Studies in Slavic and General Linguistics 30: Dutch contributions to the 13th international congress of slavists: Linguistics, 2003, S. 215-235
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 40 Sprache / 400 Sprache
4 Sprache / 49 Andere Sprachen / 490 Andere Sprachen
Linguistik-Klassifikation:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Dialektologie/Sprachgeografie / Dialectology/Linguistic geography
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht