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On the Offensive

By Karen Stollznow

On the Offensive " This book sheds light on the derogatory phrases, insults, slurs, stereotypes, tropes and more that make up linguistic discrimination. Each chapter addresses a different area of prejudice: race and ethnicity; gender identity; sexuality; religion; health and disability; physical appearance; and age."

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Dissertation Information

Title: The Indeterminate-Personal Clause in Russian: A systemic-functional analysis Add Dissertation
Author: William Griffiths Update Dissertation
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Institution: University of Kansas, Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures
Completed in: 1997
Linguistic Subfield(s): Syntax;
Subject Language(s): Russian
Director(s): Jane Hacking
George Fowler

Abstract: This dissertation presents a systemic functional analysis of the indeterminate-personal (IP) clause in Contemporary Standard Russian. The classification of the indeterminate-personal clause has been a recurring issue in syntactic taxonomies of the Russian language within the Russian grammatical tradition, but this clause has received scant attention among American Slavic linguists. This neglect is due to the predominant underlying theoretical assumptions of formally-based approaches to Russian syntax.