Russian Syntax for Advanced Students is a textbook which illuminates relationships between words, phrases, clauses, and sentences.
Using this book, students will acquire conscious knowledge of how words function in various syntactical constructions as applied to discourse, such as specific verbal situations, based not only on the underlying linguistic phenomena, but also on the content of sociolinguistic situations. The book helps develop communicative skills for advanced mastery and constantly emphasizes the importance of accuracy in the use of syntactic structures.
Russian Syntax is designed primarily as a textbook for classroom use for intermediate-high and advanced-level students. The text is also suitable for independent study by graduate students in linguistics or pedagogy, as well as being a valuable reference for instructors.
Table of Contents
About the Book and Acknowledgments
Part One. The Simple Sentence
Chapter 1. Simple Sentences
Chapter 2. Main Parts of a Sentence
Chapter 3. Secondary Parts of a Sentence
Chapter 4. Simple Sentences with One Main Part
Chapter 5. Coordinate Parts of Sentences
Chapter 6. Parenthetic Expressions. Detached Parts of the Sentence. Vocatives
Part Two. The Compound Sentence
Chapter 7. Sentences with Copulative Conjunctions
Chapter 8. Sentences with Disjunctive Conjunctions
Chapter 9. Sentences with Adversative Conjunctions
Part Three. The Complex Sentence
Chapter 10. Explanatory Clauses
Chapter 11. Attributive Clauses
Chapter 12. Adverbial Clauses
Part Four. Direct and Indirect Speech
Chapter 13. Direct Speech
Chapter 14. Indirect speech
Part Five. Punctuation
Chapter 15. Punctuation Marks
List of Full and Short Names
Marina Rojavin teaches at Bryn Mawr College, USA. She specializes in Russian language and culture, in particular in Soviet film and the history of Russian cinema. She has published articles on the semantic category of gender in Russian and Ukrainian, and on the grammatical category of gender in Russian. She and her colleagues published the textbook Russian for Advanced Students (2013). Her most recent publications are Women in Soviet Film: The Thaw and Post-Thaw Periods (Routledge 2017), co-edited with Tim Harte; Russian Nouns of Common Gender in Use (Routledge 2019) and Russian Function Words: Meanings and Use (Routledge 2019), both completed with Alexander Rojavin; and Soviet Films of the 1970s and Early 1980s: Conformity and Non-Conformity Amidst Decay (Routledge 2021), co-edited with Tim Harte.