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ERIC Number: ED046257
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1957
Pages: 19
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The Structure of the Root in Modern Russian.
Shevelov, George Y.
Slavic and East European Journal, v15 n2 p106-124 Sum 1957
Following a brief summary of Trubetzkoy's views of Russian word roots, a statistical analysis is performed on a short literary passage in seeking to examine whether all types of roots merely coexist in modern Russian or whether there is an expansion of certain types and a contraction of others. Results point out statistical and semantic inadequacies in previous theory, and new criteria for root analysis are proposed. Application of the new theory based on synchrony and structure obtains a reduction of the residual group of root types derived from the sample to less than one percent. The author concludes that for a valid linguistic understanding of modern Russian, a synchronic rather than a diachronic analysis is required. (RL)
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages.