1st Edition

Russian Syntax for Advanced Students

By Marina Rojavin Copyright 2022
    254 Pages 44 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    254 Pages 44 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    About the Book and Acknowledgments



    Syntax Defined

    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.