Professor Cori Anderson

Prerequisites: 01:860:202, 01:860:208 or permission. Please contact the department for a special permission number to register.


Course Description:

This is an advanced course on the structure of the Russian language, with special attention to sound patterns (phonology) and word structure (morphology). The course is offered as an independent study, with weekly meetings with the instructor.


Course Learning Goals:

Students will learn to describe the sounds of Russian and produce transcriptions that reflect actual pronunciation. Students will gain a deeper understanding of patterns in the declension and conjugation systems, as well as how components of Russian words (stems, prefixes, suffixes) combine to form new words. Students may also improve pronunciation of Russian, and gain additional proficiency in Russian by increasing their passive vocabulary.