Phonologische Isoglossen des Hochlettischen, Nord-Ost-Litauischen, Nord-West-Russischen und Weißrussischen
The present paper deals with common developments in phonology and/or phonetics of High Latvian, White Russian and North-West-Russian varieties. Only non-trivial processes are discussed, in order to exclude the possibility
of parallel, independent development. The focus of this paper lies on the High Latvian dialect as a local centre of language contact. In the first section a number of common phenomena of High Latvian and West-East-Slavic are
demonstrated, while the second section deals with the contacts between the Lithuanian Aukštaitian variety of Kupiškis and High Latvian.
Circum-Baltic; Latvian; High Latvian; West Russian; Belorussian; language contact; phonetics; phonology