This course centers around a number of topics in Russian linguistics. It will focus primarily on the meaning and use of various interesting Russian constructions. Besides looking at the constructions from a theoretical point of view, we will also do empirical research on these constructions, for example by using a corpus (Russian National Corpus).
(i) General overview of different semantic approaches to constructions
(ii) Insight into a number of specific linguistic constructions/phenomena,
(iii) Ability to do research on this topic by using a corpus or other empirical approaches.
Mode of instruction
Four assignments (together 1/3 of the final grade)
Paper (2/3 of final grade)
Each student will give (at least) one presentation (this is obligatory but not graded)
This is a Blackboard-supported course
To be announced