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
Total 280 hrs (10EC)
Class 26 hrs
Literature research 100 hrs
Assignments 50 hrs
Research paper 104 hrs.
- 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)
- Paper can be retaken.
This is a Blackboard course