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Author Comrie, Bernard, 1947-

Title The Russian language in the twentieth century / Bernard Comrie, Gerald Stone, Maria Polinsky.

Published Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  491.70904 COMR    AVAILABLE
Edition 2nd ed.
Physical description xi, 385 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Notes Rev. and expanded ed. of: The Russian language since the revolution. 1978.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [315]-340) and indexes.
Contents 1. Pronunciation -- 2. Stress and Intonation -- 3. Morphology -- 4. Syntax -- 5. Vocabulary -- 6. Sex, Gender, and the Status of Women -- 7. Modes of Address and Etiquette -- 8. Orthography and Punctuation -- Index of Russian Words.
Summary Bernard Comrie and Gerald Stone's The Russian Language Since the Revolution (OUP, 1978) provided a comprehensive account of the way Russian changed in the period between 1917 and the 1970s. In this new volume the authors, joined by Maria Polinsky, extend the time frame back to 1900 and forward to glasnost in the mid-1980s. They first consider changes in the pronunciation, morphology, syntax, and vocabulary of the language and then examine the effects of social change on the language in chapters on the changing status of women, modes of address, speech etiquette, and orthography. They show that changes in all these areas have been substantial, and explore the extent to which the standard language, as portrayed in dictionaries and grammars, coincides with the actual usage - both spoken and written - of educated Russians. The book will be of interest not only to students of Russian but more generally to sociolinguists and those with an interest in language change.
Other author Stone, Gerald.
Polinsky, Maria.
Comrie, Bernard, 1947- Russian language since the revolution.
Subject Russian language -- ocial aspects.
Russian language -- History -- 1917-
Russian language -- Usage.
Variant Title Russian language in the 20th century.
ISBN 019824066X (acid-free paper)