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Query Details

Query Subject:   Russian Syntax
Author:   Jameela Ann Lares
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Syntax
Subject Language(s):  Russian

Query:   Fri, 23 Jan 1998 08:15:44 -0600 (CST)
Jameela Ann Lares
Russian Syntax

During a class discussion on syntax as a regular feature language, and
particularly the organization of subject, verb, and object, one of my
students claimed that Russian doesn't seem to him to have any regular
syntactic organization whatsoever, or at least no regular organization
of some order of SVO. I told him it was unlikely that that was the
case, but that I would check with my colleagues on the Linguist List.

So, the question is twofold:

1. Isn't Russian syntax regular in general?

2. Doesn't it have a regular order for subject, verb, object?

Jameela Lares
Department of English
University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
LL Issue: 9.117
Date posted: 24-Jan-1998


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