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Atrofické zmeny v nárečových prejavoch amerických Slovákov
Atrophic changes in the dialect of American Slovaks

Author(s): Ivor Ripka
Subject(s): Language studies, Sociolinguistics, Western Slavic Languages, Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: slovak dialects; minority language; language contacts; interference; atrophy;

Summary/Abstract: Linguistic works dealing with research of language contacts and interference use a term atrophy which indicates various changes connected with a permissiveness of norm a minority (isolated) language. In the United States of America also the Slovak language (Slovak dialects) exists as a minority language. In this paper some examples of atrophic changes in word-formation level are presented.

  • Issue Year: 52/2007
  • Issue No: 1(2)
  • Page Range: 373-376
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: Slovak