Slavic Languages and Literatures | Advance Russian Syntax and Stylistics II
R502 | 4008 | Perlina

Class objective:
Continuation of R501
The principal objective is to give students an overview of Russian
functional communicative styles and to make them familiar with their
syntactical  and semantic configurations. A focus of the class is
the analysis of the primary  sources. English transla
tions are banned from this course, all references are given  to the
original. Texts (R-502 collection) are available from the University
Copy  Center. Each thematical issue includes exercises, individual
oral presentations,  and written summaries of the s
ubject. For every thematic cluster, every student  will be asked to
make one formal in-class presentation of approx. 10 mins.  length.
and to produce its written summary of approx. 4 pages length. The
final grade  for the course is cumulative. Grades are
based upon the following rationale: Quizzes and weekly discussions--
25% Oral presentations--25% Written summaries --25%  each. The final
take-home exam --25% of the final grade.

The main thematic clusters of the course:
1. Dominant functional styles of contemporaty Russian  Texts and
textbooks:  D. Rozental', Prakticheskaia stilistika, R-502
2. Russian colloquial styles: varieties of emotional and evaluative
connotations in Russian phraseology  Texts and textbooks: Rozental',
R-501 collection.
3. Poetic discourse vs the academic style. System of poetic tropes.
Professional terminology of various literary approaches. R-501
4. Compound and coordinated sentences Stylistical synonymy. Rozental'
5. Stylistical patterns of contemporary Russian media (radio, TV,
newspapers.) Prepositions and conjunctions in  time-spatial
constructions.  Rozental', R-502 collection.
6. Literary stylization. R-502 collection
7. Varieties of Russian rhetorical styles  R-502 collection.