Russian challenges for Quantitative research
Abstract: The Introductory chapter presents current trends in researching the Russian language quantitatively. It starts with a short description of main features of the Russian Grammar to help the reader follow this book without deep knowledge of the language. The main part overviews the quantitative studies in Russian conducted in 2000-2010s. We first address the concept of the linguistic profile, which has been explored largely using Russian data and which makes a significant contribution to modern linguistics. Second, we review some basic statistical tests before turning to more elaborate multivariate models. The chapter concludes with a comprehensive list of resources and tools available to researchers, and an extended list of references for further reading.