A Comprehensive Russian Grammar (Blackwell Reference Grammars)

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This book aims to provide a comprehensive guide to current Russian usage, taking many of its examples from the press and contemporary literary sources. It contains graphically presented declension and conjugation tables as well a detailed indexes. There are chapters on parts of speech and sections on stress accents. There is also coverage of what are commonly found to be areas of difficulty: gender and agreement; aspectival formation and usage; the rules of word order; the categories of prepositional usage; the differentiation of long and short adjectival usage; the use of numerals, including the collectives; the verbs of motion; the use of particles; verbs of motion; and the use of the partitive genitive and genitive after negated.

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A Comprehensive Russian Grammar provides a definitive guide to current Russian usage, taking many of its examples from the press and contemporary literary sources. Since it was first published in 1992, the book has become the standard reference work for students and professionals alike and is used as the basis for Russian language teaching across the English-speaking world.

The new edition draws on feedback from users of the first edition to build on its existing strengths. Sections dealing with all parts of speech have been modified or supplemented, with pronunciation, the noun, the adjective, the verb and the preposition most affected. There are entirely new substantial sections on word formation in the Russian noun. Elements of post-Soviet vocabulary have been introduced to reflect changes in usage. The Second Edition also contains an expanded bibliography and a glossary of linguistic terms.

About the Author:

Terence Wade was Professor Emeritus and Research Fellow in Russian Studies at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow until his hdeath in 2005. His previous books include Prepositions in Modern Russian, Russian Etymological Dictionary, The Russian Language Today (with Larissa Ryazanova-Clarke) and A Russian Grammar Workbook, companion volume to A Comprehensive Russian Grammar (Blackwell Publishers).

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