The Contact Hypothesis Revised: DOM in the South Slavic Periphery

@article{Buarovska2020TheCH,
  title={The Contact Hypothesis Revised: DOM in the South Slavic Periphery},
  author={Eleni Bu{\vz}arovska},
  journal={Journal of Language Contact},
  year={2020}
}
  • E. Bužarovska
  • Published 25 June 2020
  • Linguistics
  • Journal of Language Contact
The aim of this paper is to provide an explanation of the emergence of dom in peripheral Macedonian dialects through a reevaluation of the contact hypothesis. The southern and south-western dialects in the contact zones with Greek and Aromanian use a dative-based pattern to mark specific, predominantly human and animate referents. However, the contact hypothesis cannot fully explain the origin of dom in the southernmost dialects because it overlooks the wider interlingual context within which… 

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