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


Though often genetically only remotely related (and in some cases totally unrelated), the Balkan languages share sets of typological features. Their nominal case systems are disintegrated and their verbal systems are analytical to a considerable degree. They have a general tendency towards explicit marking of grammatical functions with specific uninflected function words,1 and towards uniformity of morphological markers.2 As pointed out by Sandfeld (1930:6), moving through the territory covered by these languages, one notices that often only the lexicon and the inflections change, while the “manner of expression” remains the same.


Relative Clause Subordinate Clause Definite Article Romance Language Typological Feature 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of LeidenThe Netherlands

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