Принципы исследования и конвенции представления материалов
This paper continues the series of publications on the morphology of the dialect of Staroshvedskoye (Sw. Gammalsvenskby), which is the only surviving Scandinavian dialect in the territory of the former Soviet Union. The village of Staroshvedskoye is located in the Kherson region, Ukraine. Its Swedish dialect historically belongs to the group of Swedish dialects of Estonia and goes back to the dialect of the island of Dagö (Hiiumaa). Due to the lack of studies of the present-day dialect and because of the severe endangerment in which the dialect is currently situated, the most urgent task is to collect, classify, and publish the factual material. This paper introduces comprehensive material on nouns of type m. 3 which occurred in unterviews with fluent speakers of the dialect.
The author considers articles from the book “The Finno-Ugric languages: Fragments of the grammatical description. Formal and functional methods” (Moscow, 2012). The author pays attention to the main advantages and disadvantages of the articles.
The paper contains some basic data as well as certain new facts concerning the Bzhedug dialect of West Circassian (Adyghe) and also includes a glossed text.
The paper is an overview of the Ustja River Basin Project and the data collected in the last few years of fieldwork.