A Reference Grammar of Russian

A Reference Grammar of Russian
Author: Alan Timberlake
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Date: 2004
Pages: 503
Format: PDF
Size: 6.2MB

A Reference Grammar of Russian describes and systematizes all aspects of the grammar of Russian: the patterns of orthography, sounds, inflection, syntax, tense-aspect-mood, word order, and intonation. It is especially concerned with the meaning of combinations of words (constructions). The core concept is that of the predicate history: a record of the states of entities through time and across possibilities. Using predicate histories, the book presents an integrated account of the semantics of verbs, nouns, case, and aspect. More attention is paid to syntax than in any other grammars of Russian written in English or in other languages of Western Europe. Alan Timberlake refers to the literature on variation and trends in development, and makes use of contemporary data from the internet. This book will appeal to students, scholars, and language professionals interested in Russian. Cambridge University Press, New York Contents: 1 Russian 2 Sounds 3 Inflectional morphology 4 Arguments 5 Predicates and arguments 6 Mood, tense, and aspect 7 The presentation of information Bibliography Index