ERIC Number: ED041494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Reference Count: 0
An Evolutionary Sketch of Russian Kinship.
This paper presents a preliminary sketch of the evolution of Russian kinship from the reconstructed stages of Proto-Indo-European and Proto-Slavic, through old and nineteenth century Russian, to the trends of contemporary modern Russian. Linguistic, historical, and anthropological approaches have been combined. The kinship terminology is viewed as mediating through time between one aspect of linguistic structure and one social aspect of cultural organization. The conclusions deal with a point of method, sum up the evolution of Russian kinship in relation to general evolution and taxonomy, and suggest new fields for the present approach. (Author/RL)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Behavior Patterns, Behavioral Science Research, Cultural Influences, Descriptive Linguistics, Diachronic Linguistics, Ethnic Relations, Family Relationship, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Structure, Indo European Languages, Interpersonal Relationship, Language Patterns, Linguistics, Russian, Semantics, Slavic Languages, Sociolinguistics
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Ethnological Society, Washington, DC.
Note: From Symposium on Language and Culture: Proceedings of the 1962 Annual Spring Meeting of the American Ethnological Society, p1-26