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Title: A Reference Grammar of Russian
Written By: Alan Timberlake
Series Title: Reference Grammars

A Reference Grammar of Russian describes and systematizes all aspects of
the grammar of Russian: the patterns of orthography, sounds, inflection,
syntax, tense-aspect-mood, word order, and intonation. It is especially
concerned with the meaning of combinations of words (constructions). The
core concept is that of the predicate history: a record of the states of
entities through time and across possibilities. Using predicate histories,
the book presents an integrated account of the semantics of verbs, nouns,
case, and aspect. More attention is paid to syntax than in any other
grammars of Russian written in English or in other languages of Western
Europe. Alan Timberlake refers to the literature on variation and trends in
development, and makes use of contemporary data from the internet. This
book will appeal to students, scholars and language professionals
interested in Russian.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Russian
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521772923
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 550
Prices: U.K. £ 65
U.S. $ 95