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This text presents a systematic approach to understanding the patterns and alternations in the sounds and structures of Russian. The approach is “usage- based” as found in the theoretical works of Ronald Langacker, Joan Bybee, and others. Rather than positing abstract underlying forms along with ordered rules to derive the actual spoken occurrences, this model is exemplar- based. Variations of...

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The stories in this collection are intended for intermediate to advanced students of Russian who already have a good knowledge of basic Russian grammar and wish to expand their vocabulary, develop their skills in reading, as well as in speaking and writing. This annotated reader, therefore, is quite suitable as a textbook for courses devoted to reading Russian literature in...

Edited by Eloise M. Boyle and Genevra Gerhart

726 + CD-ROM

The Russian Context defines Russian culture by describing the limits of the common (high) culture as it is referred to in everyday language. By high culture we mean literature, art, science, history, and we also include proverbs, government, and geography. This is not, however, the history of historians, the science of scientists, or the art of art critics. It is...


This guide to contemporary Polish language and its usage is primarily intended for English-speaking learners of Polish. It is a practical grammar, designed to facilitate the learning of forms and to explain their uses in a way that is accessible to the non-specialist. At the same time, this book aims to be a fairly complete and reliable technical guide to...

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An important and widely-used text on the structure of Russian, of use to teachers, graduate students, and advanced undergraduate language students.

I. Structural Transcription
II. Noun Stress
III. Noun Declension;
IV. Adjective Declension
V. Pronominal Adjective Declension
VI. Conjugation
VII. Verbal Adjectives and Verbal Adverbs
VIII. Imperfective Derivation
IX. Irregularities;...