SAGNERS SLAVISTISCHE SAMMLUNG H e r a u s g e g e b e n v o n P e t e r R e h d e r ____________________________________________________________________ Band 31: Andrii Danylenko Slavica et Islamica – Ukrainian in Context München: Otto Sagner 2006. Leinen, XVIII, 460 S. 68.- 6. (978-3-87690-970-7) The proposed book is a collection of essays and studies on the Ukrainian language, approached in a broad context of historical, cultural, and linguistic relationships of the Slavs with their neighbors. The author offers some interpretations of Slavic and Arabic nomenclature as attested in early Byzantine, West European, and Islamic records. A special emphasis is placed on the linguistic situation in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, especially on the prostaja mova and Slavic vernacular used by Lithuanian Tatars. Some Ukrainian morphosyntactic phenomena are presented from the Indo-European and typological perspectives, in particular the verbs ‘to have’ and ‘to be’, the construction ‘was für ein’, and the predicative forms in -no/-to, which receive a wholly new elucidation based on extensive Slavic dialect data. Finally, several articles deal with the literary output of East Slavs and the development of the new Ukrainian literary language; a new vision of Potebnja’s language program is proposed. Languages of Shevchenko and Potebnja are analyzed from the point of view of the dialect basis and literary tradition. ROMAN SENKUS / POMAH CEHbKYCb Director, CIUS Publications Program www.utoronto.ca/cius Managing Editor, www.encyclopediaofukraine.com Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, Toronto Office 20 Orde St., Room 125 University of Toronto Toronto, ON M5T 1N7 Canada tel. 416-978-8669, 416-978-6934 fax 416-978-2672
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