Slavic 222: Introduction to Descriptive Grammar of Slavic Languages

WF 2-3:30, 6115 Dwinelle. Instructor: Darya Kavitskaya.

Units: 4

Survey of the phonology, morphology, and syntax of contemporary Russian, and some attention to selected issues in phonetics, semantics, sociolinguistics, colloquial usage, and discourse structure. The course is intended to serve as a review of Russian grammar, thorough description of important categories such as aspect and word order, and an introduction to best practice in applying linguistic analysis to concerns that come up in the Russian language classroom. Reading assignments approximately weekly. Analytic problems. Midterm exams (possibly take-home) and final.

Tentative Texts:

Timberlake, A., Reference Grammar of Russian

Townsend, Charles, Russian Word Formation

Selected articles, handouts.

Prerequisite: Russian 103B or equivalent.