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.
Timberlake, A., Reference Grammar of Russian
Townsend, Charles, Russian Word Formation
Selected articles, handouts.
Prerequisite: Russian 103B or equivalent.