Полевое исследование языка: свидетельство информанта
The book under review is a reworked dissertation written under supervision of Prof. Otto Jastrow and submitted to Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in 2006. It is the first part of the planned three-volume work which is the outcome of many years of field research (1997-2005). The review includes a survey of the contents of the volume, discussion of the position of Talay's book in the context of Neo-Aramaic studies, detailed commentary on some controversial issues in the book. The findings of Shabo Talay are compared to the dialect description by Heidi Jacobi whose work on Txuma was based on the material recorded from the informants originating in Khabur area.
This paper continues the series of publications on the morphology of the dialect of Staroshvedskoye (Sw. Gammalsvenskby), which is the only surviving Scandinavian dialect in the territory of the former Soviet Union. The village of Staroshvedskoye is located in the Kherson region, Ukraine. Its Swedish dialect historically belongs to the group of Swedish dialects of Estonia and goes back to the dialect of the island of Dagö (Hiiumaa). Due to the lack of studies of the present-day dialect and because of the severe endangerment in which the dialect is currently situated, the most urgent task is to collect, classify, and publish the factual material. This paper introduces comprehensive material on nouns of type m. 3 which occurred in unterviews with fluent speakers of the dialect.
The paper contains some basic data as well as certain new facts concerning the Bzhedug dialect of West Circassian (Adyghe) and also includes a glossed text.
Obituary in memory of Professor Kibrik, a prominent Russian linguist and specialist in computer methods in linguistics.
This paper presents new material for the dictionary of the present-day dialect of Staroshvedkoye (Gammalsvenskby), the only Scandinavian dialect on the territory of the former Soviet Union. The present-day state of this dialect has not been described in linguistic literature. The only source of data on Gammalsvenskby is fi eldwork with speakers of the dialect. The main objective of this work is to present material recorded in the interviews in the most complete way possible and to describe the state of the vocabulary and infl ection in the dialect. The entries include the following information: type of infl ection; translation; phrases, sentences and short texts illustrating the usage (with initials of the informants). In many cases full paradigms are given as well. They include all phonetic and morphological forms that have occurred in the interviews.