Quantitative Analysis of Pitch Movement in Spontaneous Speech of Regional Russian Native Speakers
Linguistics. WP BRP. НИУ ВШЭ , 2018. No. 66.
Ilya Yu. Chechuro
The paper deals with the intonation of native speakers of several regional variants of Russian. I analyze how simple characteristics of pitch movement are connected to biological sex, age, place of living, and type of spontaneous text. According to my primary hypothesis, the distribution of pitch in “low”, “middle” and “high” parts of the pitch range and the number of movements from one range into other ones can predict the aforementioned characteristics of the recordings as well as reveal the individual characteristics of speakers (Vol’skaya 2014, Féry 2017). I demonstrate that in my model the only significant parameter is the biological sex of the speakers, which means that this distribution is unlikely to be determined by the regional differences. The study has been conducted as a part of the project on statistical analysis of regional variants of Standard Russian and minority languages of Russia.
, , Scando-Slavica 2014 Т. 60 № 2 С. 212-230
The article focuses on imperfective imperatives at the early stages of Russian child and child-directed speech. Its goal is to explore the factors determining the choice of aspect in the imperative. Results showed that the distribution of perfective and imperfective verb tokens in parental speech does not directly influence the percentage of perfectives and imperfectives in child language. Children ...
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, Russian linguistics 2012 Vol. 36 No. 2 P. 121-156
In many languages of the world, the forms in the irrealis domain (subjunctive, conjunctive, conditional) are also used in complement clauses. The set of verbs that require subjunctive complementation is similar but not identical across languages. The paper identifies Russian verbs licensing subjunctive in complement clauses, either as the only option or as an alternative ...
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, , Journal of Neurolinguistics 2013 Vol. 26 P. 113-128
Cross-linguistic data suggest that the grammatical categories of tense and aspect are not generally impaired in individuals with aphasia (see Bastiaanse et al., 2011 for a review). Rather, and more specifically, verb forms expressing reference to the past or conveying perfective semantics are more impaired than verb forms expressing reference to the non-past (present or future) or conveying ...
Added: March 21, 2013
When a cross-linguistic tendency marries incomplete acquisition: preposition drop in Russian spoken in Daghestan
, , International Journal of Bilingualism 2021 Vol. 25 No. 3 P. 640-667
Aims and Objectives/Purpose/Research Questions: The purpose of the study is to figure out what factors condition the phenomenon of preposition drop (P-drop) in locative, directional and temporal phrases. Specifically, we investigate what kind of phrases allow P-drop in Russian spoken in Highland Daghestan and aim at understanding the rationale for this phenomenon. Design/Methodology/Approach: We conduct a quantitative analysis ...
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, , et al., International Journal of Bilingualism 2019 Vol. 23 No. 1 P. 275-295
The impact of second language (L2) on first language (L1), known as L2 transfer, has been suggested as a fundamental driving force of L1 attrition. The goal of this study was to test the differential attrition of verb aspect and tense in L1 (Russian) under the influence of L2 (German) grammatical properties. We also investigated ...
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, , et al., Journal of Eye Movement Research 2017 Vol. 10 No. 6 P. 142-143
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, , , Вопросы психолингвистики 2019 № 1(39) С. 82-101
One of the under-researched areas of linguistic globalization is the expansion of American English communication norms into other cultural contexts. This phenomenon is especially obvious in the service sector where the interaction of English and Russian is quite intensive. The impact of Global English reveals itself, among other things, in the individual-focused customer communication and ...
Added: October 5, 2020
, Spatial Meanings and Russian Prosody: a Corpus Study / НИУ ВШЭ. Series WP BRP "Linguistics". 2014.
The objective of this paper is to see if we can find prosodic features that can express spatial meanings on corpus material. The main two questions that we try to answer are: 1. What prosodic instruments express spatial meanings? 2. What characteristics of space are coded by prosody in Russian language? The source of the ...
Added: October 22, 2014
, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2019 Vol. 11551 P. 51-60
The paper discusses plural forms of Russian nouns (in particular, of the surnames) like vsjakie tam Ivanovy (‘various Ivanovs’, ‘all sorts of Ivanovs’), expressing negative opinion about the referents. The co-occurrence patterns of such Pl.Pej forms by the web-corpus data is revealed. Pl.Pej forms foremost fit together with universal quantifiers including ‘all’, ‘all of these’ ...
Added: November 1, 2020
Macro Episodes of Russian Everyday Oral Communication: towards Pragmatic Annotation of the ORD Speech Corpus
, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2015 Vol. 9319 P. 268-276
The ORD corpus is a representative resource of everyday spoken Russian that contains about 1000 h of long-term audio recordings of daily communication made in real settings by research volunteers. ORD macro episodes are the large communication episodes united by setting/scene of communication, social roles of participants and their general activity. The paper describes annotation principles ...
Added: December 31, 2017
, , Вестник Санкт-Петербургского университета. Серия 14. Право 2020 Т. 11 № 4 С. 774-812
In Russian legal texts there are many various language-based phenomena identified by lawyers as “cases of indeterminacy.” Looking at these phenomena from a linguistic point of view allows one to offer their meaningful classification. This article presents such a classification. It is based on the traditional distinction between ambiguity (we discuss only lexical, structural, and ...
Added: November 1, 2020
, , et al., Aphasiology 2016 Vol. 30 No. 1 P. 1-22
Background: Impairments in spatial processing show themselves not only in gnosis and praxis, but also in the language domain. Luria (1947) considered this deficit a characteristic feature of so-called semantic aphasia and explained the impaired comprehension of semantically reversible constructions in those patients by a disorder of the common spatial neuropsychological factor grounded in the ...
Added: July 15, 2015
, , et al., Scando-Slavica 2012 Vol. 58 No. 2 P. 231-291
Nearly two thousand perfective verbs in Russian are formed via the addition of so-called "empty prefixes" (čistovidovye pristavki) to imperfective base verbs. The traditional assumption that prefixes are semantically "empty" when used to form aspectual pairs is problematic because the same prefixes are clearly "non-empty" when combined with other base verbs. Though some scholars have ...
Added: February 11, 2013
, Вестник Московского университета. Серия 9: Филология 2018 № 4 С. 25-48
In the article, the problem of clausal subjects in Russian is considered (as in Menja udivilo, čto nikto ne prišel ‘It surpsised me that no one came’). I conclude that some substantial properties differentiate clausal subjects from nominal ones. The analysis shows that clausal complements should be regarded as non-canonical subjects. Importantly, the class of ...
Added: October 31, 2018
, Томский журнал лингвистических и антропологических исследований 2018 № 1 С. 9-19
В статье представлены предварительные результаты исследования фонетической интерференции в русской речи чукчей; в центре внимания — система консонантизма. Анализируется реализация противопоставлений, свойственных системе русского консонантизма, рассматриваются изменения места и способа образования русских согласных, вызванные влиянием чукотской фонетической системы. Среди основных особенностей консонантизма русской речи чукчей можно выделить неустойчивость и неоднородность противопоставления «твёрдых» и «мягких», звонких и ...
Added: April 7, 2018
, Scando-Slavica 2015 Vol. 61 No. 1 P. 73-99
The Russian subjunctive particle by can be used in constructions that lack any finite verb form, such as constructions with infinitives, predicative adverbs, predicative adjectives, nouns and other nominal parts of speech. I compare the properties of these constructions and argue that all verbless subjunctives share a common semantic component – a positive evaluation of ...
Added: July 8, 2015
, , et al., Phonology 2019 Vol. 36 No. 1 P. 61-90
This paper re-examines theoretical constructs used in the analysis of Russian word stress employing data from speakers with acquired surface dyslexia, a symptom which is characterized by an impaired lexical access and preserved grapheme-phoneme correspondence rules. Russian stems have been traditionally analysed as lexically accented or unaccented, with a default rule deriving surface stress in ...
Added: December 4, 2018
, Брянск : РИО БГУ, 2016
Данный словарь состоит из трёх частей: немецко-русский словарь пословиц и поговорок, русско-немецкий словарь пословиц и поговорок и тематичекский словарь немецких пословиц и поговорок. Для специалистов гуманитарного профиля, преподавателей и студентов, а также всех, кто интересуется вопросами лексикологии, переводоведения и сравнительной типологии. ...
Added: January 13, 2017
, Professional and Academic English 2015 No. 46 P. 11-16
The article focuses on such aspects of oral presentations as pronunciation and intonation, grammatical accuracy and vocabulary and 2nd year ICEF students’ errors which they made at the final exam. Certain techniques which involve explanation of basics of pronunciation and intonation, grammar rules and grammar structures, and teaching fluency are paid attention to. The experiment ...
Added: March 9, 2016
, М. : Языки славянской культуры, 2016
Corpus linguistics can be broadly defined in terms of two partially overlapping research dimensions . On the one hand, corpus linguistics is knowledge of how to compile and annotate linguistic corpora. On the other hand, corpus linguistics is a family of qualitative and quantitative methods of language study based on corpus data. The book presents ...
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, , Вопросы психолингвистики 2017 Т. 33 № 3 С. 32-47
Under the influence of globalization, the status and functions of English in non-English -speaking countries (the so-called "expanding circle" countries) are changing. Global English is becoming part of the local communicative space and is increasingly used as an independent means of generating meaning. The aim of the present study is to investigate into the peculiarities ...
Added: October 18, 2017
, Communications in Computer and Information Science 2015 Vol. 561 P. 88-100
This exploratory study deals with the phenomena of singing behaviour in everyday life. A group of 78 people of both sexes between the ages of 16 to 75 and of different occupations were asked to spend a whole day with a switched on audio recorders to record all their verbal interactions. Participants were asked to ...
Added: December 31, 2017
Языковая политика по отношению к коммуникативно мощным языкам в эпоху глобализации и смены технологий
, , Когнитивные исследования языка 2019 Т. 36 С. 291-299
The paper highlights the need to design an adequate language policy to protect the status and integrity of “strong” languages in the globalized world. The authors reveal the common tendencies in the development of European languages under the influence of globalization, Global English and massive migration; examine pro- and anti-globalism stance in academic and ‘popular' ...
Added: October 6, 2020
, , et al., Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2016 Vol. 9811 P. 100-107
The research presented in this paper has been conducted in the framework of the large sociolinguistic project aimed at describing everyday spoken Russian and analyzing the special characteristics of its usage by different social groups of speakers. The research is based on the material of the ORD corpus containing long-term audio recordings of everyday communication. ...
Added: December 31, 2017