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LINGUIST List 25.3134

Fri Aug 01 2014

Books: The Syntax of Russian: Bailyn

Editor for this issue: Sara Couture <saralinguistlist.org>

Date: 01-Aug-2014
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcambridge.org>
Subject: The Syntax of Russian: Bailyn
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Title: The Syntax of Russian
Published: 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://cambridge.org

Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/grammar-and-syntax/syntax-russian?format=PB

Author: John Frederick Bailyn
Paperback: ISBN: 9781107414556 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 23.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781107414556 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 35.99
Abstract:

The study of Russian is of great importance to syntactic theory, due in particular to its unusual case system and its complex word order patterns. This book provides an essential guide to Russian syntax and examines the major syntactic structures of the language. It begins with an overview of verbal and nominal constituents, followed by major clause types, including null-copular and impersonal sentences, WH-questions and their distribution, and relative and subordinate clauses. The syntax behind the rich Russian morphological case system is then described in detail, with focus on both the fairly standard instances of Nominative, Accusative and Dative case as well as the important language-specific uses of the Genitive and Instrumental cases. The book goes on to analyze the syntax of 'free' word order for which Russian is famous. It will be of interest to researchers and students of syntactic theory, of Slavic linguistics and of language typology.

Part I. Basic Configurations: 1. Verbal phrases; 2. Nominal phrases; 3. Types of clauses; Part II. Case: 4. Core cases of Russian case; 5. More cases of Russian case: predicate instrumental, quantificational genitive and others…; Part III. Word Order: 6. A descriptive overview of Russian word order; 7. Theoretical issues in Russian word order.

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
                            Syntax
                            Typology

Subject Language(s): Russian (rus)
Language Family(ies): Slavic

Written In: English (eng)

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http://linguistlist.org/pubs/books/get-book.cfm?BookID=71202


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Bloomsbury Linguistics (formerly Continuum Linguistics) http://www.bloomsbury.com
Brill http://www.brill.nl
Cambridge Scholars Publishing http://www.c-s-p.org
Cascadilla Press http://www.cascadilla.com/
Classiques Garnier http://www.classiques-garnier.com/
De Gruyter Mouton http://www.degruyter.com/
Edinburgh University Press http://www.euppublishing.com
Elsevier Ltd http://www.elsevier.com/
Equinox Publishing Ltd http://www.equinoxpub.com/
European Language Resources Association (ELRA) http://www.elra.info/
Georgetown University Press http://www.press.georgetown.edu/
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom-shop.eu/
MIT Press http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG http://www.narr.de/
Oxford University Press http://www.oup.com/us
Palgrave Macmillan http://www.palgrave.com/
Peter Lang AG http://www.peterlang.com/
Rodopi http://www.rodopi.nl/
Routledge (Taylor and Francis) http://www.routledge.com/
Springer http://www.springer.com/
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Wiley-Blackwell http://www.wiley.com/

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International Pragmatics Assoc. http://ipra.ua.ac.be/
Linguistic Association of Finland http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
Morgan & Claypool Publishers http://www.morganclaypool.com/
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT) http://www.lotpublications.nl/
Seoul National University http://j-cs.org/index/index.php
SIL International Publications http://www.sil.org/resources/publications
Universitat Jaume I http://www.uji.es/CA/publ/
University of Nebraska Press http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/
Utrecht institute of Linguistics http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/

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