ERIC Number: ED025177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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The Structure of the Russian Proverb.
Levin, Maurice I.
Bipartite and tripartite Russian proverbs are analyzed in terms of devices of repetition. Major attention is given to formulaic devices, including correlative, contrastive, and conjunctive formulas. Grammatical and phonetic devices are also discussed. An argument is advanced for the basic binary division of the Russian proverb, since even tripartite proverbs contain two main propositions. (AF)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Expressive Language, Folk Culture, Instructional Materials, Language Styles, Language Usage, Literary Devices, Modern Languages, Phrase Structure, Proverbs, Russian, Second Language Learning, Speech Communication, Structural Analysis
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Note: Article from Studies Presented to Professor Roman Jakobson by His Students, 1968.