Brian D. Joseph, OSU Professor of Linguistics, brought back from a recent conference in Japan several gift books from Nomachi Motoki of Hokkaido University (Sapporo, Japan) to the OSU Libraries. Professor Nomachi sent a copy of The Grammar of Possessivity in South Slavic Languages: Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives, Slavic Eurasian Studies No. 24 (Sapporo, Japan: Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, 2011), which he edited. It includes articles on historical and contemporary Slavic languages in general, as well as specifically on Serbian dialects, Slovenian, and Macedonian and Polish.

Ranko Matasović, “Slavic Possessive Genitives and Adjectives from the Historical Point of View,” 1-12

София Милорадович, “Способы выражения притяжательности в сербских народных говорах на фоне аналитизации,” 13-33

Jasmina Grković-Major, “The Development of Predicative Possession in Slavic Languages,” 35-54

Motoki Nomachi, “From Possession to Passive: The Slovenian Recipient Passive through the Prism of Grammaticalization Theory,” 55-81

Liljana Mikovska, “Competition between Nominal Possessive Constructions and the Possessive Dative in Macedonian,” 83-109

Frančiška Lipovšek, “The Meaning of EPCs: Possessive Dative and Possessive Locative Juxtaposed,” 111-126

Sonja Milenkovska, “Possessor and Possessum as Arguments of the Nonpossessive Predicate Realized as Nominative and Accusative NPs in Possessive Relation Body/body Part (Macedonian~Polish),” 127-138

Professor Nomachi also presented OSUL with the latest issue of Acta Slavica Iaponica 33 (2013) and a published collection of articles, Russian and Russians through the Eyes of Other Slavic Peoples: Language, Literature, Culture 1 (December 2010), Slavic Eurasia Papers No. 3.