RUSS 451: Structure Of Russian

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A
 
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18862
 
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SIG 225
Descriptive analysis of contemporary standard Russian. Includes detailed phonetic transcription, discussion of major Great Russian dialects, as well as variations in popular speech, examination of common roots, and productive derivational elements in Russian words, and elementary principles of syntax. Prerequisite: either RUSS 303 or RUSS 350; either LING 200 or LING 400. Offered: W.

The major goal of the course is to improve the student’s understanding of the building blocks of Russian. We briefly look at different approaches to description of the language, but the primary approach is descriptive. This course examines: 1) The phonetics of standard literary Russian in contrast to the major geographical divisions as well as pronunciation in various social stratifications, 2) the phonological system of Russian including both automatic alternations and morphophonemic ones, 3) the morphology of the language with special attention to word derivation and the influence of Old Church Slavonic and other languages on the modern lexicon. There is a midterm, a final and a written project. The textbooks may vary depending on their availability. Prerequisites: LING 200; RUSS 302 as a corequisite. Cross-listed with SLAV 550

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