The Slavic Languages

Steven Franks

in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Syntax

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780195136517
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics

 The Slavic Languages

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This article discusses the general structure and range of problems in Slavic syntax that have received recent attention from linguists working within various formal frameworks. It considers a variety of issues in comparative Slavic morphosyntax. These include case and agreement, the genitive of negation phenomenon, and wh movement. The article highlights differences among the various types of Slavic languages and proposes a method for analyzing the major phenomena in them.

Keywords: Slavic syntax; comparative morphosyntax; case and agreement; negation; wh movement

Article.  16647 words. 

Subjects: Linguistics ; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology ; Language Families

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