25.3134, Books: The Syntax of Russian: Bailyn

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Date: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:23:47
From: Joyce Reid [jreid at cambridge.org]
Subject: The Syntax of Russian: Bailyn

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Title: The Syntax of Russian 
Publication Year: 2014 
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
	   http://cambridge.org
	

Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/grammar-and-syntax/syntax-russian?format=PB 


Author: John Frederick Bailyn

Paperback: ISBN:  9781107414556 Pages:  Price: U.K. £ 23.99
Paperback: ISBN:  9781107414556 Pages:  Price: U.S. $ 35.99


Abstract:

The study of Russian is of great importance to syntactic theory, due in particular to its unusual case system and its complex word order patterns. This book provides an essential guide to Russian syntax and examines the major syntactic structures of the language. It begins with an overview of verbal and nominal constituents, followed by major clause types, including null-copular and impersonal sentences, WH-questions and their distribution, and relative and subordinate clauses. The syntax behind the rich Russian morphological case system is then described in detail, with focus on both the fairly standard instances of Nominative, Accusative and Dative case as well as the important language-specific uses of the Genitive and Instrumental cases. The book goes on to analyze the syntax of 'free' word order for which Russian is famous. It will be of interest to researchers and students of syntactic theory, of Slavic linguistics and of language typology. 

Part I. Basic Configurations: 1. Verbal phrases; 2. Nominal phrases; 3. Types of clauses; Part II. Case: 4. Core cases of Russian case; 5. More cases of Russian case: predicate instrumental, quantificational genitive and others…; Part III. Word Order: 6. A descriptive overview of Russian word order; 7. Theoretical issues in Russian word order. 



Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
                     Syntax
                     Typology

Subject Language(s): Russian (rus)

Language Family(ies): Slavic


Written In: English  (eng)

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