Chapter 3. The Toolbox: Linguistic Tools for Analyzing the History of Russian

Tore Nesset



In chapter 1 you learned that Russian belongs to the Slavic language family, which evolved from a reconstructed ancestor language called “Proto-Slavic”. You may ask how we reconstruct ancestor languages and describe language change. This chapter addresses these questions and provides you with some linguistic tools you need in order to analyze the history of Russian.


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3.4 Family Tree Model


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