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Russian Grammar

Russian Grammar

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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements2Abbreviations30.1 Location and number of speakers40.2 Brief overview of the Russian literary language40.3 Dialects51. Phonology61.1 Orthography61.2 Phonemic inventory81.3. Vowels and Prosody91.4 Consonants131.5 Morphophonemic alternations171.6 Pronunciations variants of CSR in Moscow and St. Petersburg201.7 Tongue twisters and diction212. Morphology222.1 Inflectional morphology222.2 Declension242.3 Indeclinable Nouns292.4 Other declensional desinences: singular302.5 Declensional desinences: plural312.6 Formation of the Genitive Plural322.7 The semantics of the Russian case system342.8 Adjectives412.9 Pronouns492.10 Numerals562.11 Time expressions622.12 Nondeclinables: Adverbs and prepositions642.13 Derivational Morphology672.14 Verbs823. Syntax1233.1 Syntax and syntactic categories1233.2 Conditionals/Hypotheticals1233.3 Grammatical particles1243.4 Verbal government1253.5 Impersonal constructions1253.6 Proverbs and collocations1273.7 Use of profanity in CSR127Bibliography129
 
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Acknowledgements
This project would not have been possible without the reviews and criticisms of severalrespected colleagues, including Ron Feldstein, Elena Maksimova and Irina Guliakova.My special thanks to Troy Williams for his assistance in editing, glossing and preparing acamera-ready manuscript.
 
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Abbreviations
Aaccusativeadjadjectiveadvadverbanim animatearcarchaicCconsonantCSRContemporary Standard RussianCSCRContemporary Standard Colloquial RussianDdativef, femfeminineGgenitiveI instrumentalinaninanimateLlocativem, mascmasculine Nnominativen, neutneute plpluralsgsingulaVvoweln/snon-syllabicPPPpast passive participleØzero desinence/ /phonemic transcription[ ]phonetic transcription{ }morphophonemic and morphological transcription' 'English glosses

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