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Circum-Baltic Languages Volume 1: Past and Present

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The area around the Baltic Sea has for millennia been a meeting-place for people of different origins. Among the circum-Baltic languages, we find three major branches of Indo-European — Baltic, Germanic, and Slavic, the Baltic-Finnic languages from the Uralic phylum and several others. The circum-Baltic area is an ideal place to study areal and contact phenomena in ...more
Hardcover, 382 pages
Published 2001 by John Benjamins
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Jul 18, 2007 Christopher rated it it was amazing
THE CIRCUM-BALTIC LANGUAGES: Typology and Contact, is a collection of papers edited by Oesten Dahl and Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm examing various languages in this part of the world in isolation and in contact, synchronically and diachronically.

As I am not a specialist in general Baltic-area linguistics, I cannot comment on all papers here. However, there are two I found most interesting. The first is "The Latvian language and its dialects", by Laimute Balode and Axel Holvoet, fills a void in Engli
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