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Russian Linguistics: Russian Grammar and Syntax


Admission requirements

Open to all students from the MA programme Russian and Eurasian Studies. Students from other MA programmes require a Russian language reading level of B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, see CEFR


This course focuses on the grammar, specifically the syntax of Russian. Because of its structure (rich morphology, case system, free word order) Russian has a syntactic structure which is different from European languages such as English or French. As such, it is a very interesting language for those who are interested in syntax.
This course provides an introduction into Russian syntax which deals with various syntactic phenomena and constructions in Russian. The main focus will be on the study of various constructions in Russian, including the semantics of these constructions, and the relation between syntax and semantics.

Course objectives

Knowledge and insight:

  • This course provides students in depth knowledge of Russian syntax, specifically the semantics of constructions.

  • Independent research

  • Critical reading

  • Writing

  • Presentation


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Mode of instruction


Assessment method

Assessment & weighing

  • Essay (100%)

  • Presentations (0%)

  • Assignments (0%)

In order to partake in the exam, every student needs to do at least one presentation, and make the assignments, which should be ‘sufficient’.


The essay can be re-submitted

Inspection and feedback

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.

Reading list

To be announced.


Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable.


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