The Structure of Russian in Outline
A brief, structurally oriented reference grammar of Russian for use by advanced students, Slavicists, and linguists, Bidwell's guide can also be used as a text for courses on the linguistic structure and grammar of the Russian language.
Bidwell offers an original phonemic analysis and, breaking with traditional grammars, treats the language as primarily and basically a spoken phenomenon with the grammatical description based solidly on the spoken forms. Divided into three sections, focusing on the phonemics, morphology, and syntax, The Structure of Russian in Outline aims to give a coherent and concise account of the sounds, forms, and constructions of the Russian language, treating the whole as an integrated system structured on hierarchical levels.
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I The Sound System
II The Form System
III Sentence Structure
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accusative adjective endings adverb allophones Alternative questions apposition attribute Bcé BéCb clause function collective numerals comparative complement declension E-stress ending stress example feminine fixed stress formant gender genitive genitive plural gerund grammatical imperative imperfective impersonal infinitive group infinitive quasi-clause inserted vowel linking verb main clause major segment masc masculine modifiers morpheme morphophonemic Moscow nasal consonant nominative noun phrase occur onomatopoetic palatalized consonant particle past act past passive participle perfective verbs phonemic position preceding predicate prefix preposition pres pres-fut present-future form present-future group pronouns question-word replaced root verbs Russian second conjugation short form singular soft sounds speakers spelling stem stress stem suffix stem vowel stem-final consonant stem-final vowel stems ending stress shifts stressed syllable subordinate clause suffix tion tive transitive verb types unstressed usually variant velar verb phrase verbal noun vowel letter word order