Падежный синкретизм в истории славянских парадигм
Kulcsszavak:Keywords: case syncretism, Slavic languages, morphology, typology, historical linguistics
Case syncretism in the history of Slavic paradigms. The article is devoted
to the problem of case syncretism. Specific definitions of this concept and the
classification of its types from different periods of linguistic research are given.
Further on, the issues of case syncretism are discussed, with special attention
paid to its manifestation and regularities in the Slavic languages. The most
common cases of syncretism in modern literary languages are presented and
compared to the situation of the Common Slavic period. The problems of
certain historical aspects of the formal concurrency of case endings and their
possible causes are touched upon. The article concludes with a brief review of
the theoretical explanations of syncretism and stresses the applicability of
natural morphology to solve the questions posed.