9780415397506

Modern Russian Grammar: A Practical Guide

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415397506

  • ISBN10:

    0415397502

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2009-01-14
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

Modern Russian Grammar: A Practical Guideis an innovative reference guide to Russian, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. The Grammaris divided into two parts. Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as agreement, nouns, verbs and adjectives. Part B is carefully organized around language functions covering all major communication situations. With a strong emphasis on contemporary usage, all grammar points and functions are richly illustrated with examples. Main features of the Grammarinclude: clear explanations emphasis on areas of particular difficulty for learners of Russian, such as numerals and verbs of motion extensive cross-referencing between the different sections. This is the ideal reference grammar for learners of Russian at all levels, from beginner to advanced. No prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is assumed and a glossary of grammatical terms is provided.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Glossary of grammatical terms
Structures
Sounds and spellingp. 3
Nounsp. 19
Casep. 54
Verbsp. 72
Aspects of the verbp. 105
Adjectivesp. 131
Pronounsp. 148
Numerals and other quantity wordsp. 173
Uninflected parts of speechp. 194
Word formationp. 216
Agreementp. 249
Functions
Establishing identityp. 259
Establishing contactp. 277
Being, becoming and possessionp. 293
Negationp. 305
Expressing attitudesp. 317
Asking questionsp. 335
Obligation, instructions, requests, advice and permissionp. 346
Using numbers: talking about times, dates and quantitiesp. 357
Focus and emphasisp. 375
Establishing contexts and connectionsp. 385
Coming and goingp. 436
Communication strategiesp. 451
Indexp. 461
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