Phonetics, Lexicology and Word formation of Russian Language
Course code
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Course title in Estonian
Vene keele foneetika, leksikoloogia ja sõnatuletus
Course title in English
Phonetics, Lexicology and Word formation of Russian Language
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approximate amount of contact lessons
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lecturer of 2020/2021  Autumn semester
Inna Adamson (vene keel) tavaline kursus
lecturer of 2020/2021  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To present an overview of system of Russian sounds and intonation. To support acquisition of the Russian sound system. To introduce special traits of the system of Russian sounds, to overview the principles of phonetic changes, to show specifics of the Russian accent and intonation. To teach features of functioning of modern dictionary structure of Russian. To create opportunities for development of skills of the analysis of a lexical meaning and lexical system. To teach the qualified use of various sources, in particular, of dictionaries. To support the formation of competence for implementation of the word-formation analysis of words of Russian using modern methods.
Brief description of the course
The course overviews the Russian phonetics and sounds system. It is aimed on the modern phonetic principles, norms and traits of pronunciation in the Russian language. The ways of proper pronunciation are emphasized. Theoretical matters interchange with practical exercises. The basic concepts of Russian functional lexicology. Concept of a lexical word meaning etc. Word as communicative and nominative unit. Hyponyms, hyperonyms, homonyms, synonyms, antonyms, etc. in Russian. Word as a sign. Semasiology, onomasiology, ethymology. Change of a word meaning, loan from other languages, etc. Problems of terminology.
Types of phraseological units/idioms. Russian lexicography. Classification of dictionaries of Russian.
Concepts of modern Russian word formation. Types of morphemes of Russian. Steps of word formation and family of words.
Independent work
Independent study of the subjects designated in the program of a course on the basis of special literature. Independent performance of the demanded exercises.
Learning outcomes in the course
- knowledge of Russian phonetic and orthoepic system;
- ability for independent analysis of Russian sounds;
- ability for transcription of Russian speech;
- correct pronunciation ability;
- knowledge about modern directions Russian functional lexicology;
- skill to spend the analysis of semantics of language units in view of lexicology;
- skills to use modern methods of the analysis lexical and phraseological units;
- to be able to use professionally lexicographic sources;
- is capable to analyze language material by means of methods of word formation of modern Russian.
Assessment methods
Oral exam, tests.
Lektor Inna Adamson
Replacement literature
Moissejev A. (1990). Russkij jazyk. Fonetika i orfoepija. Moskva.
Zinder L. (1979). Obshcaja fonetika. Moskva.
Panov M. (1967). Russkaja fonetika Moskva.
Antonova D., Rjakina J. (1977). Soprovoditelnyj kurs fonetiki i intonacii. Moskva.
Mizin O. Russkaja fonetitceskaja transkripcija. (1986).
Электронные ресурсы:
Shmelev D.N. Sovremennyj russkij jazyk. Leksika. Moskva, 2003.
Popova T.V., Raciburskaja L.V., Gugunava D.V. Neologija i neografija sovremennogo russkogo jazyka. Moskva, „Flinta“, „Nauka“, 2005.
Sheljakin M.A. Russkij jazyk. Spravochnik. Tallinn, 2002.