Processing of case morphology: Evidence from Russian
The origin of native Americans is one of the most intriguing issues in world history. This article presents a synthesis of environmental, geological, archaeological, biological, linguistic, and folkloric evidence relevant to this issue as well as facts concerning prehistoric art. The totality of data indicates an Asian homeland situated anywhere from the Altai-Sayan to eastern China.
The article considers the place of linguistics in the hierarchy of the humanities in different periods of time during the XX–XXI centuries. It is about the role of linguistics in the world, and its strengthening is associated with the development of interdisciplinary relations of various kinds. Interdisciplinarity may arise as a result of increasing interest in language, in linguistic methods, in the relationship between language and thought, society, and so on. The situation in the USSR is considered separately, where other factors, primarily the social context, contributed to the prestige of linguistics. It is noted that today linguistics has partially lost its high place in the hierarchy of the humanities.
The seventh and last chapter of Vygotsky's Thinking and Speech (1934) is generally considered as his final word in psychology. It is a long chapter with a complex argumentative structure in which Vygotsky gives his view on the relationship between thinking and speech. Vygotsky's biographers have stated that the chapter was dictated in the final months of Vygotsky's life when his health was rapidly deteriorating. Although the chapter is famous, its structure has never been analyzed in any detail. In the present articlewe reveal its rhetorical structure and show how Vygotsky drew on many hitherto unrevealed sources to convince the reader of his viewpoint.
We report a self-paced reading experiment studying how the inflectional class (declension) a noun belongs to and its gender influence the processing of gender agreement in Russian.