Introduction to Russian Linguistics

Subject 126-219 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2008.

Time Commitment: Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Robert Lagerberg
Subject Overview:

This subject builds on the knowledge students already have of Russian and introduces them to many of the main linguistic features of the modern language. It stresses both a theoretical knowledge of (Russian) linguistics as well as the practical application of that knowledge for the purposes of improving students' Russian. The following areas are covered: varieties of language register (eg. colloquial versus 'higher' register, Russian dialects); problems of meaning (eg. homonyms, paronyms); problems of translating from English to Russian; language and everyday life (eg. measurements, numbers, names of countries and nationalities); verbal etiquette (eg. forms of address); and Russian morphology (inflection of nouns, adjectives and verbs).

Assessment: Regular assignments (50%) and a 2-hour exam (50%) (at the end of semester).
Prescribed Texts: Prescribed Texts:Russian: A Linguistic Introduction (Cubberley, Paul), Cambridge University Press, 2002
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • be able to study independently;

  • be able to apply theoretical knowledge for practical purposes;

  • be able to understand and use more effectively the structure of their own language.


Formerly 126-160. Students who have completed 126-160 are not permitted to enrol in this subject.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts
Diploma in Modern Languages (Russian)

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