© 2006

Balkan Sprachbund Morpho-Syntactic Features


Part of the Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory book series (SNLT, volume 67)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Olga Mišeska Tomić
    Pages 1-33
  3. Olga Mišeska Tomić
    Pages 35-48
  4. Olga Mišeska Tomić
    Pages 49-237
  5. Olga Mišeska Tomić
    Pages 239-331
  6. Olga Mišeska Tomić
    Pages 333-411
  7. Olga Mišeska Tomić
    Pages 413-655
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 657-753

About this book


This book discusses the morpho-syntactic Balkan Sprachbund features in nine languages in which they are most numerous. It contains a wealth of Balkan linguistic material, collected from both the existing literature sources and from the author’s own field work. Rather than making parallel lists of convergent phenomena, the author focuses on displaying similarities and differences in the representation of the most widely acknowledged Balkan Sprachbund morpho-syntactic features and their interaction with other features in the structure of the DP or the sentence of individual languages. The book stands at the intersection of traditional and formal linguistics. The use of a minimally technical terminology allows for a cross-framework accessibility of the data.

The book will be of interest to researchers and students working in the fields of comparative linguistics and Macedonian, Bulgarian, Serbo-Croatian, Romanian, Megle-no-Romanian, Aromanian, Albanian, Modern Greek and Balkan Romani languages.


Alphabet Index Symbol comparative grammar grammatical features infinitive linguistics perfect subject syntactic

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of LeidenThe Netherlands

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