Issues in Russian Linguistics

Author: Jacob Caflisch

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 250

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In a series of 49 lessons, this comprehensive book seeks to make students of Russian aware of the nature of the language in terms of its structure. Issues in Russian Linguistics covers concepts in Russian phonology, teaches how to handle phonological data, and offers selected concepts in morphology, with concentration on selected issues of verb paradigms. The book comes complete with a glossary of terms, a bibliography, and an index and is intended for use by both upper-level undergraduate and graduate students whose curriculum requirements incorporate some grammar study or subjects in linguistics.

Current Issues in Formal Slavic Linguistics

Author: Gerhild Zybatow

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 567

View: 814

Formal Slavic Linguistics stands for explicit descriptions of Slavic languages considering all linguistic levels and interfaces. The authors of this volume apply recent formal models in linguistics and demonstrate their descriptive accuracy and explanatory power. The authors investigate issues in psycholinguistics and computational linguistics as well as phonetic, syntactic, semantic, and morphological aspects of Slavic languages, applying recent formal models in linguistics (such as Minimalism, Optimality theory, HPSG, formal semantics).

Language Ideologies in Transition

Multilingualism in Russia and Finland

Author: Mika Lähteenmäki

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 214

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The articles collected in this volume address linguistic diversity in Russia and Finland from different perspectives and aim to provide both theoretical and empirical knowledge concerning recently emerged multilingual and multicultural developments. The topics include representations and conceptualisations of multilingualism, the language education of immigrants, the linguistic rights of ethnic minorities, language policy, and ideologies underlying multilingual activities. Linguistic and cultural diversity is approached from different theoretical and methodological perspectives (e.g. discourse analysis, ethnography). The focus is on both micro and macro level phenomena. The articles show how the ideologies that underlie language policies and also various grass-root multilingual practices are conditioned by broader political, historical and socio-cultural contexts.

Quantitative Approaches to the Russian Language

Author: Mikhail Kopotev

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 220

View: 791

This edited collection presents a range of methods that can be used to analyse linguistic data quantitatively. A series of case studies of Russian data spanning different aspects of modern linguistics serve as the basis for a discussion of methodological and theoretical issues in linguistic data analysis. The book presents current trends in quantitative linguistics, evaluates methods and presents the advantages and disadvantages of each. The chapters contain introductions to the methods and relevant references for further reading. This will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in the area of quantitative and Slavic linguistics.

Linguistic Variation Issues: Case and Agreement in Northern Russian Participial Constructions

Author: Civardi, Antonio

Publisher: Firenze University Press

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 194

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This study offers a novel approach to a longstanding problem in Slavic Linguistics, the formal representation of the Northern Russian participial constructions in -n(o)/-t(o). Unlike previous works, the methodological stance adopted by the author focuses on singling out all the relevant patterns of variation and on pursuing a unified explanation for them. The key to the solution of the puzzle is the idea that the participial affix -n-/-t- and the agreement inflections are not just pieces of morphology inserted post-syntactically, but true heads that enter the computation and are able to manipulate the argumental roles of the verb and to check the EPP. The author’s proposal is properly framed in the context of current debate on interlanguage variation.

The Palgrave Handbook of Digital Russia Studies

Author: Daria Gritsenko

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 612

View: 197

This open access handbook presents a multidisciplinary and multifaceted perspective on how the ‘digital’ is simultaneously changing Russia and the research methods scholars use to study Russia. It provides a critical update on how Russian society, politics, economy, and culture are reconfigured in the context of ubiquitous connectivity and accounts for the political and societal responses to digitalization. In addition, it answers practical and methodological questions in handling Russian data and a wide array of digital methods. The volume makes a timely intervention in our understanding of the changing field of Russian Studies and is an essential guide for scholars, advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying Russia today.

Russian

A Linguistic Introduction

Author: Paul Cubberley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 396

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This book provides an accessible introduction to the structure, history and sociolinguistics of Russian. It particularly emphasizes the special linguistic features of Russian which are not shared with English and other non-Slavic languages. For intermediate/advanced students of Russian, the volume helps to reinforce their understanding of how Russian word formation and syntax functions. Students and scholars of linguistics will find it a useful starting point for comparative work involving the structure of Russian and the Slavic languages, or issues such as standardization, multilingualism, and the fate of former colonial languages.

Development of Modality in First Language Acquisition

A Cross-Linguistic Perspective

Author: Ursula Stephany

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 603

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This book deals with the development of modality from a crosslinguistic perspective and is closely related to two earlier volumes on the development of verb and nominal inflection in first language acquisition (SOLA 21 and 30) both methodologically and theoretically. Each of the fourteen contributions studies the early development of the form and function of expressions of deontic and dynamic agent-oriented modality or epistemic and evidential propositional modality in one of fourteen languages belonging to different morphological types and language families (seven Indo-European and seven non-Indo-European). The analyses are mainly based on longitudinal observations of children in their 2nd and 3rd years of life in conversational interaction with their caregivers, mostly the mothers. Main issues addressed are the development of directives and modulations of information in terms of certainty and evidentiality, also taking into account children’s developing social-pragmatic and cognitive skills. One of the main findings is that agent-oriented and propositional modality may develop in parallel depending on the typological characteristics of the language acquired. The decisive factor is whether notions of propositional modality are grammaticized and obligatorily expressed in the language. The findings are interpreted within non-nativist theoretical frameworks (Usage-based theories, Natural Morphology).

Issues in Applied Linguistics

Author: Michael McCarthy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 175

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This book provides a wide-ranging treatment of the major issues in applied linguistics.

Collected Articles of the 3rd International Linguistics Conference (Taganrog, Russia)

Author: Galina T. Polenova

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 401

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This book is a collection of articles in English, German and French which were presented at the 3rd International Linguistics Conference on the Questions of the Theory of the Language and Methodology of Teaching Foreign Languages in Taganrog, Russia. The conference gathered many scholars, both experienced and young, from Belarus, Ukraine, Poland, Uzbekistan, Germany, Spain, Italy, Iran, Jordan, Malaysia, Greece, India, Turkey, Algeria, the Netherlands and Albania; and from the cities of Russia: namely, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Belgorod, Tambov, Volgograd, Saratov, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar, and Stavropol. Great attention is paid in this volume to the functioning of different levels of linguistic units and categories of speech with regard to the factors of intra- and cross-cultural communication and pragmatics of speech. The theory of language and speech is represented not only in synchrony, but in diachrony as well in the comparative and typological aspects of the material of languages from different cultural groups, including non-literate languages, such as the Ket language. The ideas of “internal” and “external” forms of the word, and “deep” and “surface” structures of the language are also examined in this volume. A further subject of discussion here is the problem of translation, and the relation of language and speech, text and discourse. The study of the problem of language and speech in comparative terms, and in the treatment of a variety of modern trends in linguistics, gives the picture of a universal mechanism for mainstreaming as the process of translating the word of the language in question. This volume represents some of the most interesting and important ideas and researches in the field of linguistics. The book consists of six parts: namely, theoretical linguistics; lexicology; text; pragmatics; ethnolinguistics and translation; and language teaching methods. This collection of essays will be of great interest to scholars in the fields of philology, linguistics, culture and humanities, and will be of particular interest to philologists, linguists, specialists in studying culture, students and postgraduate students majoring in the humanities, as well as those interested in issues of language, culture and language teaching methods.

Quantitative Approaches to the Russian Language

Author: Mikhail Kopotev

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 220

View: 228

This edited collection presents a range of methods that can be used to analyse linguistic data quantitatively. A series of case studies of Russian data spanning different aspects of modern linguistics serve as the basis for a discussion of methodological and theoretical issues in linguistic data analysis. The book presents current trends in quantitative linguistics, evaluates methods and presents the advantages and disadvantages of each. The chapters contain introductions to the methods and relevant references for further reading. This will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in the area of quantitative and Slavic linguistics.

Issues in Cognitive Linguistics

1993 Proceedings of the International Cognitive Linguistics Conference

Author: Leon de Stadler

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 624

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Topics in Cognitive Linguistics

Author: Brygida Rudzka-Ostyn

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 704

View: 832

This volume presents new developments in cognitive grammar and explores its descriptive and explanatory potential with respect to a wide range of language phenomena. These include the formation and use of locationals, causative constructions, adjectival and nominal expressions of oriented space, morphological layering, tense and aspect, and extended uses of verbal predicates. There is also a section on the affinities between cognitive grammar an early linguistic theories, both ancient and modern.

Theme and Space

Text-linguistic Studies in Russian and Polish Drama : with an Outline of Text Linguistics

Author: A. G. F. van Holk

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

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Since the appearance of Lotman's Poetics of the Artistic Text (1970) and Universe of the Mind (1990), and Eco's Introduction to Semiotics (1972), the investigation of the working of signs in language, the arts and the sciences has witnessed an ever-increasing impact on our understanding of human culture. In this book an attempt is made at developing a linguistic model for the semiotics of culture, and to apply this to the analysis of a number of Russian and Polish dramatic texts, mostly from the nineteenth-century. In the first five chapters such well known plays as Ostrovskij's The Thunderstorm, Turgenev's A Month in the Country and Gogol's The Inspector-General are discussed, alternatively with Stowacki's Fantazy and some of Fredro's comedies. Special chapters are devoted to the performance of drama, and to some urgent issues concerning the structure of semiotic space. The last and most lengthy chapter presents an outline of so-called text linguistics, here conceived as a variety of case grammar, duely revised for application to the analysis of drama and its non-verbal context. The book addresses itself to readers familiar with Slavic languages and interested in the relation between language and literary themes, and the place of drama in culture.

An Introduction to Issues in General Linguistics

Author: Georgios P. Georgiou

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 121

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This volume shows how the language system works in order to cultivate a correct attitude towards language, and to familiarize readers with the science of linguistics and issues related to it. All linguistic phenomena discussed here are accompanied by examples to allow the reader to understand how they are embedded in real linguistic contexts. The book discusses linguistic issues scientifically by considering findings from research studies.

Aspects of Slavic Linguistics

Formal Grammar, Lexicon and Communication

Author: Olav Mueller-Reichau

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 394

View: 958

The present volume offers a selection of papers on current issues in Slavic languages. It takes stock of the past 20 years of linguistic research at the Department of Slavic Studies at Leipzig University. Within these two decades, the scientific writing, teaching, and organization done in this Department strengthened the mode of research in formal description of Slavic languages, formed another center for this kind of linguistic research in the world, and brought about a remarkable amount of scientific output. The authors of this volume are former or present members of the Department of Slavic studies or academic friends. Based on the data from East, West, and South Slavic languages, the papers tackle issues of all grammatical subdisciplines in current models of description, compare parts of the grammars of Slavic languages, explain categories and phrases in Slavic languages that do not exist in present-day Indogermanic languages of Western Europe, and propose ways how to update the standard of lexicography in still less described Slavic languages. A study of language competence is dedicated to the actual requests on heritage speakers and shows how their abilities can be evaluated.

Current Issues in Mathematical Linguistics

Author: C. Martín-Vide

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 474

View: 225

The present volume contains some selected topics of current interest around the world in the mathematical analysis of natural language. The book is divided into four sections: - analytical algebraic models - models from the theory of formal grammars and automata, with interest mainly in syntax - model-theoretic concepts in semantics or pragmatics, and - a final section containing some applications in computational linguistics. The varied perspectives illustrated in the book confirm that Mathematical Linguistics has finally introduced scientific methods into a previously fuzzy field, through the use of mathematical reasoning. The text will contribute to a fruitful convergence between linguists, mathematicians, logicians, computer scientists, cognitive scientists and others interested in the formal treatment of natural language and the research of its properties.

Linguistics at School

Language Awareness in Primary and Secondary Education

Author: Kristin Denham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 311

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This volume shows how linguistics can be integrated into school curricula, presenting research and practice in the field of language within education.