Syntactic feature or scribal convention?

Apr 18, 2012 by

In an earlier post, discussing the birch bark document 607/562 (see image on the left), I mentioned a peculiarity of word order in this brief crime report: the appositive phrase (=extra description) NOVGORODSKE SMЬRDE appears not...

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Andrei Zalizniak’s lecture

Jan 21, 2011 by

For my Russian-speaking (listening?) readers: this is an excellent lecture by a great Russian linguist Andrei Zalizniak about science and pseudo-science, linguistics, ideology, postmodernism and the national inferiority complex...

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