Slavic Languages and Literatures | Structure of Russian I: Phonetics & Morphology
L501 | ALL | Fowler


A beginning graduate-level introduction to the linguistic study of
Russian. Introduces some basic practical and theoretical concepts of
phonology and morphology.  In the area of phonology, the major focus
is on preparing the student to understand the differences between
various types of transcription, including phonetic, morphophonemic,
systematic phonemic, and traditional phonemic as practiced by
various American and Russian linguistic schools.  In the field of
morphology, the emphasis is on Jakobson's system of conjugation.
Students learn the rules for practical mastery of the Russian verb as
well as for the linguistic importance of the system.  As time
permits, topics in the areas of verbal aspect and word-formation are
also studied.