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About The Book

Ukrainians in Romania were almost completely isolated from their language group to which they belonged. Ukrainian was not frequently studied in schools and the language was not actively used in the cultural-educational domain. As a result of these circumstances, the Ukrainian dialectal speech, which presents a valuable resource for linguistic studies and for the history of the people, gradually dwindled and continues to lose ground. Therefore, the publication of these Ukrainian dialectal texts from Romania becomes an obvious necessity. This exhaustive scholarly linguistic reference examines dialectal texts of Ukrainian dialects in Romania. The first part of the book examines the problems of the phonetic and phonological structure of dialects; morphological aspects of the noun, the adjective, the verb, and other parts of speech; and investigates the syntax and lexicon. The second part of the book encompasses materials from 32 Ukrainian villages, including taped conversations of dialectal speech made between 1962–65. The texts offer interesting data for dialectology as well as for sociolinguistic, ethnographic, and folklore studies. The introduction and summary appear in English, Ukrainian, and Romanian. This work also includes a phonetic transcription, dictionary of dialectal texts, and a select bibliography. Copublished with the Shevchenko Scientific Society in USA, and the Ivan Krypiakevych Institute of Ukrainian Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

About The Authors

Nicolae Pavliuc

Nicolae Pavliuc

Nicolae Pavliuc is professor Emeritus, University of Toronto. He is the author of Limba Ucraineana: Curs practic (1963), Curs de gramatica istorica a limbii ucrainene (1964), and over 50 articles on Ukrainian dialects, language, literature, and pedagogy, as well as other grammars and textbooks.

Ion Robciuc

Ion Robciuc is a senior research associate of the Institute of Linguistics of the Romanian Academy and a professor at Ploiesti University. He is the author of Raportuirile lingvistice romano-ucrainene (1996), Statti i studij (1999) and over 100 scholarly essays.

Reviews

  1. Andrii Danylenko's review in the Journal of Ukrainian Studies, Vol. 30, No. 1 (Summer 2005), pp. 123-29

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