This quantity comprises articles by way of 17 slavists from the Low nations. even though they're all approximately Slavic linguistics, they disguise quite a lot of topics and their theoretical implications are usually no longer constrained to slavistics by myself. such a lot contributions care for Russian or Slavic as a rule, yet South and West Slavic also are represented. The reader who understands the robust issues for which Dutch slavistics is regularly recognized and liked aren't dissatisfied: s/he will locate papers on syntax and semantics (Fortuin, Van Helden, Honselaar, Keijsper, Tribusinina), aspectology (Barentsen, Genis), philology (Veder), ancient Slavic phonology and morphology (Derksen, Kortlandt, Vermeer), dialectology (Houtzagers, Pronk), the examine of sentence intonation (Odé) and papers representing crossroads among those disciplines: philology and historic linguistics (Hendriks, Schaeken), aspectology and philology (Kalsbeek). except its caliber within the linguistic fields enumerated right here, Dutch Slavic linguistics is understood for its empirical technique: the most objective is to discover motives for linguistic fact. conception is suitable inasmuch because it is helping us to discover such motives and never for its personal sake. notwithstanding each paper during this quantity exemplifies this empirical perspective, it'd be specifically illustrative to say that the majority authors who studied the bigger modern Slavic languages made large use of language corpus assets, a part of which have been accumulated on the collage of Amsterdam.