Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

6-2003

Abstract

These twin volumes grew out of a six-year research program entitled 'Language typology around the Baltic Sea', sponsored by the Faculty of Humanities at Stockholm University and directed by one of the editors (Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm). They seek to unite the broad sweep characteristic of typological inquiries with the finer-grained detail typical of language contact studies. While K-T concedes that Circum-Baltic (CB) languages are not a true Sprachbund, she emphasizes that the contact situation in northeastern Europe has never been assessed holistically because the languages spoken there have traditionally been the domain of separate disciplines founded on genetic lines. Many facets of the historical interaction between the CB Germanic, Baltic, Slavic, and Finnic languages have therefore never received the attention they deserve.

Publication Title

Language

Volume

79

Issue

2

First Page

432

Last Page

433

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Language and languages; Baltic Sea Region--Languages

Geographic Coverage

Baltic Sea Region--Languages

Genre/Form

reviews (documents)

Type

Text

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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