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"Super sexy Mici" oder das Phänomen der Unflektierbarkeit in den slavischen Sprachen

Ursula Doleschal

The topic of the present article is the phenomenon of uninflectedness (or indeclinability) in the Slavic languages, in particular indeclinable nouns. It is argued that uninflectedness is on the one hand conditioned by certain prerequisites of the morphological system, especially, the constitutive features of inflectional classes. On the other hand, uninflectedness is to a great extent due to the norm of the language which prevents the application of mechanisms of morphological adaptation by the speakers. Nevertheless there are two classes of nouns which are affected by uninflectedness independently, namely female names and toponyms.

Linguistische Beiträge zur Slavistik. IX. JungslavistInnen-Treffen Halle a. d. Saale / Lutherstadt Wittenberg 2000. Hg. Thomas Daiber. München: Sagner 2002 (= Specimina Philologiae Slavicae 135), 55–66.