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By Olga M. Tomic

This booklet discusses the morpho-syntactic Balkan Sprachbund beneficial properties in 9 languages during which they're so much a variety of. It encompasses a wealth of Balkan linguistic fabric. the focal point is on exhibiting similarities and changes within the illustration of the main largely stated Balkan Sprachbund morpho-syntactic gains and their interplay with different gains within the constitution of the DP or the sentence of person languages.

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4. The Balkan Sprachbund features in this book The present book discusses the morpho-syntactic Balkan Sprachbund features in nine languages in which they are most numerous. e. intensity of presence of Balkan Sprachbund features, genetic relationship and availability of analyses. I am always beginning with Macedonian, which appears to be “the most Balkanized” Balkan language and also is my mother tongue. Next, I discuss Bulgarian and Serbo-Croatian – the Balkan languages genetically related to Macedonian.

58 For an overview of these theories, cf. Haegeman (1994). Chapter Two ETHNO-HISTORICAL CONSIDERATIONS 1. 1 The first person to use the term Balkan Peninsula was the German geographer Zeune (1808), who replaced the former reference to the peninsula as “European Turkey” with Balkanhalbinsel. Over a hundred years later, the Serbian geographer Cvijiü supported this term, stating that there was une répugnance évidente ‘evident repulsion’ at the description of the Balkans as “Turkey in Europe” (cf. Cvijiü 1918:2).

1 The Balkan Sprachbund features discussed by individual authors are summed up in Table 2: Table 2: Prominent morpho-syntactic Balkan Sprachbund features discussed by individual authors Sandfeld postpositive articles + prepositional cases Dat/Gen merger + location/direction merger + clitic doubling of objects + two direct objects + Dat clitics in NP Voc case markers loss of infinitives (and use of subjunctives) + “will” future + “will” future in the past + subjunctive “have” perfect “have” past perfect future perfect (used as conditional) general relativizer periphrastic comparison “and” instead of “but” + Schaller Solta Goáąb Lindstedt Campbell Thomason + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + 35 For Thomason (2001:105-1009), Aromanian and Megleno-Romanian are dialects of Romanian, Greek is not a “core” Balkan Sprachbund language, while Serbo-Croatian belongs to the Sprachbund only through its South Eastern dialects.

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