Řečtina v jazykových svazech : historiografické a metodologické poznámky

Title in English Greek in linguistic areas : remarks on the research history and methodology


Year of publication 2022
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Neograeca Bohemica
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Web https://digilib.phil.muni.cz/en/handle/11222.digilib/digilib.77168
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.5817/NGB2022-1-4
Keywords Sprachbund; linguistic areas; Balkans; Mediterranean; SAE; language convergence; language contact; areal linguistics; Greek language
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Description From the perspective of areal linguistics, Modern Greek, along with several other languages, is specific in that its involvement in three linguistic areas is being considered: the Balkan, European and Mediterranean. However, these three research areas differ in the length of the research tradition, the degree of both the theoretical elaboration and the descriptive and interpretative work carried out, and consequently in the power of their statements. This paper aims to briefly summarize and critically assess the history of research on Greek from these three perspectives, including the mutual intersections between the three linguistic areas. Placing these research areas side by side and comparing them allows us to better understand the methodological problems faced by areal linguistics. After discussing these questions, together with an examination of the place that Greek occupies in the mentioned linguistic areas, we conclude by suggesting the method of research that we consider to be the most promising at present in areal linguistics.
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