This course is a survey of the Slavic family of languages, aspects of their historical development, and characteristics of their modern linguistic systems. Selected topics in the phonology, morphology, syntax, and sociolinguistics of individual Slavic languages will be addressed. The goal of the course is to provide an overview of the history and characteristic features of the Slavic languages. Students will practice analyzing texts written in different Slavic languages and will acquire a set of tools that will enable them to identify which Slavic language a given text is written in.
Crosslisted with LING 3070. No prior knowledge of a Slavic language is necessary. LING2100 is required as a prerequisite since students need to be familiar basic linguistic concepts in order to successfully complete this course.