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Query:   Russian Syntax
Author:  Jameela Ann Lares
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Syntax

Summary:   THANKS TO THE MANY WHO REPLIED TO MY QUERY ON RUSSIAN SYNTAX: VADIM B.
KASSEVITCH, TILMAN BERGER, WARUNO MAHDI, KAREN DAVIS, KEITH GOERINGER,
JOEL M. HOFFMAN, DINA BELYAYEVA, MICHAEL BETSCH, DON DYER, MARINA
YAGUELLO, DANIEL E. COLLINS, SERGEY AVRUTIN, RICHARD ROBIN, VERA
SCHMIEDTOVA, VLADIMIR SELEGEY, AND YURIJ LOTOSHKO. DON DYYER AND EDWARD
FINEGAN ALSO SENT LONGER TEXTS TO ME BY MAIL AND ATTACHMENT.

THE REPORT WAS VIRTUALLY UNANIMOUS THAT RUSSIAN 1) IS PRETTY MUCH SVO, BUT
THAT BEING SAID, 2) IT ALLOWS MANY SYNTACTICAL VARIATIONS TO EXPRESS TONE
AND REGISTER, 3) IT IS ALSO GOVERNED BY LEFT/RIGHT THEME/RHEME
CONSIDERATIONS. AS KAREN DAVIS PUT IT,

LL Issue: 9.249
Date Posted: 19-Feb-1998
Original Query: Read original query