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There is not general agreement among scholars on the degree or type of standardization, or better, normalization, exhibited by Slovak texts before the 18th-19th century codifying efforts of Anton Bernolák, Ľudovít Štúr and their followers. Indeed, disagreement on this issue is greater the earlier the time period under consideration. The present study focuses on the 16th century and the degree and type of standardization/normalization exhibited in a corpus of 152 administrative-legal texts (judicial and municipal records, official correspondence, account books, etc.) from all four major Slovak dialect regions – Moravian, West, Central and East Slovak. The author examines the textual distribution of reflexes from nine diacritic phonological developments to determine whether the corpus provides phonological evidence for the existence of 16th century Slovak interdialectal norms and to establish the areal scope and linguistic basis of any attested interdialectal phonological normalization.

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Publication Date

1996

Publisher

Verlag Otto Sagner

City

München

ISBN

3-87690-640-7

Keywords

Slovak language, Dialects, Phonology, 16th Century Slovakia, Language Standardization

Disciplines

Anthropological Linguistics and Sociolinguistics | Comparative and Historical Linguistics | Phonetics and Phonology

Notes

Band 335 of the Slavistische Beiträge series.

Dr. Mark Richard Lauersdorf has received the publisher's permission for posting this book online.