Towards a systematic characterization of dialect variation in the Erzya-speaking world: Isoglosses and their reflexes attested in and around the Dubyonki Raion

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An outline of the distincitive lexical and morphological differences between the sibling Mordvin languages Erzya and Moksha is accompanied by a background on the Erzya language and its speakers in the Dubyonki Raion of Mordovian Republic, Russia. An introduction is give for Erzya dialect variants spoken there and the Erzya village of Batushevo some 25 km to the west.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMordvin languages in the field
EditorsKsenia Shagal, Heini Arjava
Number of pages40
Place of PublicationHelsinki
PublisherUniversity of Helsinki
Publication dateDec 2016
ISBN (Print)978-952-5667-78-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-5667-83-7
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Publication series

NameUralica Helsingiensia
ISSN (Print)1797-3945

Fields of Science

  • 6121 Languages
  • Erzya language
  • Moksha language
  • Uralic languages
  • Dialects
  • Morphology
  • Phonology
  • Mordovia
  • HALS
  • Fieldwork

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