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  Russian language (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Russian belongs to the group of Indo-European languages, and is therefore related to Sanskrit, Greek, and Latin, as well as the modern Germanic, Romance, and Celtic languages, including English, French, and Irish.
Russian is primarily spoken in Russia and, to a lesser extent, the other countries that were once constituent republics of the USSR.
Russian is the official language of Russia, and an official language of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
russian-language.iqnaut.net.cob-web.org:8888   (2400 words)

 Russian Section: Courses - Swarthmore College, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
This exciting new course explores Russian literary and cinematic responses to the ravages of war and revolution, heroic and bloody conflicts that repeatedly devastated the country throughout its long and tumultuous history.
Russian writers have used the genre to create polished and brilliant gems demonstrating the possibilities of character development, voice, plot, and the right exposition of ideas in prose.
Several great Russian 20th-century poets led the group called “Acmeists” for their emphasis on verbal clarity, specificity of imagery, and attitude of “nostalgia for world culture.” Nikolai Gumilev was shot in 1921 for supposed participation in a monarchist plot.
www.swarthmore.edu /Humanities/mll/russian/academic/courses.html   (2108 words)

 Russian pronunciation guide
Now let's discuss each letter of the Russian alphabet in their alphabetic order and see in what ways it can be pronounced.
As already mentioned in Basic facts about Russian language Russian language is almost phonetic that is there is one-to-one correspondence between the letters of the alphabet and the sounds.
The second is that almost all consonants in Russian appear in two forms: palatalized (soft) and non-palatalized (hard) ones.
www.geocities.com /CollegePark/Bookstore/3230/pronunciation.html   (1696 words)

 Russian language school in Russia - Moscow State University Center for Russian language courses
The introductory course provides a basic knowledge of the Russian language, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing.Students will learn to undestand spoken Russian speech and to express their thoughts in Russian.Our program is also useful for advanced students who wish to improve their knowledge in any or all areas of language use.
The program is for beginning students who want to continue their study of Russian language and culture; or for those, who wish to renew their basic knowledge of Russian after a break in their studies and to activate their vocabulary.
You continue your acquaintance with the peculiarities of the Russian phonetic system, including the basic rules of pronunciation and accentuation on the basis of a comparison between Russian and your native language.
www.ruslanguage.ru /en/teaching-programs1.htm   (1229 words)

 Russian (Russ)
Introduction to important Russian short stories of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; the elements of fiction; close analysis of literary texts.
Introduction to Russian novellas and novels of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
A synchronic linguistic analysis of Russian substantives, adjectives, pronouns, verbs, deverbal nouns, and minor parts of speech from a syntagmatic and paradigmatic point of view.
www.uic.edu /ucat/newcourses/russucat.html   (513 words)

 University's Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures
CCI, CZ, EI The development of the Russian legal tradition, with particular emphasis on the historical, ethical and cultural factors that have contributed to its emergence, comparing the Russian tradition with the Western legal tradition.
Prerequisites: Russian 195 and 196, or consent of instructor.
CCI, CZ, EI study of the development of the Russian legal tradition, with particular emphasis on the historical and cultural factors that have contributed to its emergence, comparing the Russian tradition with the Western legal tradition.
www.duke.edu /web/slavic/courses_rus.html   (5918 words)

 Russian 608: Fourth Year Russian
Russian 608 will be devoted to expanding students’ understanding of the phonetic system of Russian and of selected difficult topics in Russian grammar.
Students are encouraged to attend the Russian lunch table (Kansas Union, Alcove C, 12-1:30 Fridays), to watch the Russian news casts regularly as well as watch the other classics of Russian and Soviet film available on video tape that are available from the Academic Resource Center, 4069 Wescoe.
Since this class focuses on the development of your skills to speak and understand Russian, your attendance and active participation is a significant component of your final grade.
web.ku.edu /~russcult/russ608/syllabus.html   (532 words)

 Courses & fees
This course is designed for non-native speakers of Russian to help them familiarize with up-to-date teaching methodology and improve their command of Russian.
If you are a Russian teacher willing to travel to Russia with a group of students please visit our agents’ corner and find out how to arrange the most beneficial trip for yourself and your students.
Russian and English or Finnish or German or Spanish.
www.russianwithlenda.com /en/courses.shtml   (546 words)

 Spelling Russian Name In Period English
As such, all Russian personae in the SCA are presumed to be travelling away from home and thus would have seen their names spelled by foreign scribes in Latin alphabets.
Russian vowels, when stressed, tend to have a rather full sound that seems exaggerated to English ears.
While it impossible to know the full details of period Russian phonetics, there are some aspects that we are keenly aware of.
www.goldschp.net /archive/fletcher.html   (1695 words)

 Russian Links
An Introduction to Russian Step-by-step tutorial on the Russian alphabet, with exercises.
Scola Insta-Class: Russian Weekly lessons consisting of audio and video clips of authentic news broadcasts that have been transcribed and translated with accompanying exercises and vocabulary.
Russian Literature List of links related to Russian authors and their works.
www.vocab.co.uk /links/russian.htm   (547 words)

 Russian (RUSS) - Courses - University Catalog 2004-2005: George Mason University
While taking this course each student will become increasingly confident and effective in his or her ability to engage Russians from all walks of life in daily informal and professional conversation in the Russian language.
RUSS 327 consists of a survey of Russian literature of the late 19th and 20th centuries.
Russian, Soviet, and post-Soviet films selected by type, period, or director withemphasis varying from year to year.
www.gmu.edu /catalog/0405/courses/russ.html   (730 words)

 Russian Language Course - Study Russian abroad - Learn Russian in Moscow
Subjects can be chosen from standard grammar, conversation, phonetics, or literature to more specialized subjects such as Russian for scientists, teaching Russian, Russian law, business Russian etc. All our teachers have many years of experience with foreign students.
Students wishing to use their Russian language knowledge for further studies in Russia, or to enroll at Moscow State University, are offered special preparation courses to pass entrance examination tests in Russian required for foreign students.
Non-native Russian speakers with basic knowledge at the beginning of a language course should be able to achieve level 2 (advanced) after three months and level 3 (proficiency) after a year of intensive study.
studyrussian.com /MGU/intro/intro_eng.html   (2460 words)

 Russian Courses at Louisiana Tech University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Study of the more complex grammatical structures of Russian; emphasis on developing communicative competence and basic skills in reading and writing.
Emphasis on developing conversational fluency in Russian in a variety of academic and social contexts.
Intensive study of the Russian phonological system; exercises for refining skills in pronunciation, intonation, and stress patterns.
www.latech.edu /tech/liberal-arts/english/foreign_language/russian.htm   (133 words)

 RAE --  Russian And Eastern Studies
A general introduction to Russian culture from its origins through the early 20th century designed to acquaint students with the roots of Russian religion, art, architecture, music, folklore, and everyday life.
Central issues of Russian folk culture, particularly related to ritual, material culture, and oral lore; patterns and functions of folk architecture, clothing, and crafts in 19th C. peasant life.
Translation of unadapted texts from Russian to English, theory of translation, practice translation of Russian texts of various kinds, both technical and literary, focus on specific stylistic requirements, translation of short texts from English to Russian, introduction to oral interpretation.
www.uky.edu /Registrar/bull0203/courses/rae.html   (1001 words)

The Russian language and culture (Stranovedenie) program is organized for Albany for groups of six to ten students each semester by MSU's Department of Russian for Foreigners and includes classes in Russian conversation, translation (English to Russian), phonetics, grammar, and literature.
Students with advanced Russian or those who are otherwise capable of independent research may choose to be placed within an academic department to conduct full time research on a major project and take regular courses in their field.
Students should have a minimum average of B in Russian and a minimum overall average of B minus.
www.albany.edu /studyabroad/programs/russia.htm   (1157 words)

 Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley
In “The Russian Point of View,” Virginia Woolf notes that whereas an English novelist feels a “constant pressure” to recognize barriers, both ideological and formal, a Russian novelist appears to feel less restraint.
The English novelist is “inclined to satire,” the Russian to “compassion,” the English to “scrutiny of society,” and the Russian to “understanding of individuals themselves.” As we read, we will look for both affinities and differences between nineteenth-century English and Russian novels.
This course will attempt to survey Russian literary activity in the first fourty years of the nineteenth century, during which most of the first great classics of Russian poetry and prose were written.
ls.berkeley.edu /dept/slavic/s04description.html   (5223 words)

 WWU - Modern and Classical Languages - Russian Program
The Russian Section offers a minor in Russian language, with three years of language instruction.
Russian 214 Russian Phonetics (a 2-credit course to be taken spring quarter concurrently with Russian 103)
Russian 314 Russian Syntax (a 2-credit course to be taken spring quarter concurrently with Russian 203)
www.wwu.edu /depts/mcl/russian/index.html   (193 words)

 Speak Russian! Learn Russian! Russian as a foreign language. | For Beginners   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Here you can follow the short history of the Russian language having started around 500 AD, when Slav tribes migrated toward the west to the river Elbe and to the south and into Balkan up to the present day when Russian has become the dominate language in Russia.
Russian alphabet consists of 33 letters divided into 11 vowels, 20 consonants and 2 letters which do not designate any sounds.
Here Russian pronunciation guide and basic facts about Russian language where all aspects of Russian pronunciation to be considered.
speakrussian.report.ru /_5FolderID_220_.html   (315 words)

 InterUniversity Centre Canada
The purpose of the programme is: to give students knowledge of the fundamentals of Russian; to improve language skills and to teach students to communicate on matters connected with business.
The programme of Russian language is intended for Estonian-, English-, French- and German-speaking foreign students of Tallinn University of Educational Sciences and students studied at the Open University.
For students choosing Russian language in business a similar exam will be given which will cover business topics, such as: making contacts by telephone and at firm in addition to written communication, such as letters and memorandum.
www.interuniversity.com /Tallinn/University.htm   (1035 words)

 Eva Eckert, Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies, Connecticut College
She teaches Russian language from Beginning to Advanced Russian, and Linguistics courses introducing students to the theoretical inquiry in language as a system, to language in society, and language history and change.
She has written two books on immigration and acculturation: Stones on the Prairie: Acculturation in America by Slavica Publishers in the U.S. and Stones on the Prairie: Czechs in Texas, which was published in Prague, Czech Republic, in 2005, and will be published in English in 2006.
Eckert has also published on verbs in Russian and Czech, Standard and Colloquial varieties of Czech as well as acculturation of Czech immigrants in the U.S. She has delivered papers at American Cultural Association conferences, the Academy of Science in Prague, and various Slavic meetings.
camel2.conncoll.edu /academics/web_profiles/eckert.html   (667 words)

 SLAV R403 ALL Russian Phonetics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Hamilton, Introduc tion to Russian Phonology and Word Structure, Slavica Publishers, 1980, are also used in the course.
All students (except native speakers of Russian) are required to record a text in Russian at the beginning of the course, which is analyzed in detail by the instructor.
Students are also required to do two detail ed analyses of American students reading a text in Russian, identifying and categorizing their errors.
www.indiana.edu /~deanfac/blspr98/slav/slav_r403_ALL.html   (299 words)

 SLAV R403 ALL Russian Phonetics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Class time is first devoted to a series of lectures by the instructor on the Russian phonological system, including intonation.
Students are also required to do two detailed analyses of American students reading a text in Russian, identifying and categorizing their errors.
Students are further expected to attain proficiency in the use of phonetic transcription.
www.indiana.edu /~deanfac/blfal01/slav/slav_r403_ALL.html   (315 words)

 Program info
The UA Russian Abroad programs are an outreach effort of the Department of Russian and Slavic Languages of the University of Arizona, which accepts students of Russian on all levels of instruction.
She is the author of over 30 publications in the area of Russian as a foreign language, and has coordinated many academic programs for American universities and institutes.
UA Russian Abroad language programs are intended primarily to help participants become more proficient in their ability to use Russian in the real world.
www.azrussianabroad.com /info.htm   (2733 words)

The focus of the project is the situation of the long-term language contact in Russian outpost communities in the tundra area of Siberia and in the Kamchatka Peninsular.
Old settlers there preserved the lifestyle and the language of their ancestors, namely of the mixed Slavic–indigenous population which inhabited Russian townships and strongholds in the early years of colonization.
At that time my professional activities were concentrated around archaic Russian dialects and Professor Christian Sappok invited me to join him in the expedition with the intent to record and to investigate a variety of language which should have preserved extremely old features through its isolation from traditional Russian speaking territory for about four centuries.
www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de /lilab/krasovitsky/index.htm   (280 words)

 Departament of Russian for foreing students   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Department of Russian for foreign students was founded in 1991 and has been successfully functioning since then.
The programs offered by the Department include various courses of Russian for foreign students (different levels) and preparatory courses to continue studies at MSPU or any other institution of Russia, and earn a degree.
After completion of study at the Department, foreign students are encouraged to apply for further studies at Moscow State Pedagogical University, one of the top universities of Russia.
www.mpgu.edu /rlf.htm   (197 words)

 Dr. Irina V. Ivliyeva's Resume
Redesigned and updated the Russian curriculum to more effectively integrate language, literature, and culture; incorporated multi-media and computer task-based language laboratory activities at all levels.
Word formation potential of the verbs of sound in the Russian Language // Abstracts from International Conference to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the birth of J.A. Comenius.
Semantic modification possibilities of Russian verbs (based on material from the lexico-semantic group of verbs of sound in the Russian language).
web.umr.edu /~russian/resume.htm   (886 words)

 Special Courses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Russian literature in the context of the "Silver Century" artistic culture
Russian literature as an ideological phenomenon of the XX century
Russian "peasant's" literature of the XX century: Sergei Esenin, Nikolai Kliuev, Sergei Klychkov
www.academic.marist.edu /russia/special.htm   (224 words)

 Sue Brown, Curriculum Vitae
Slavic126a: Structure of RussianPhonetics, Phonology, and Morphology
Slavic 126a: Structure of RussianPhonetics, Phonology, and Morphology
Russian 401: Russian Civilization and Culture to the end of the 19th Century
www.people.fas.harvard.edu /~sbrown/mycv3.html   (1065 words)

 Russian Courses
All courses are conducted in Russian except 107 and 108.
RUS 260 Intensive Intermediate Russian Abroad (V) Intensive course of formal instruction on the second-year level in Russian language and culture in Russia.
DL RUS 451 Topics in 19th- and 20th-Century Russian Literature (3) Focus upon the selected writings of one major Russian writer of the 19th century (e.g., Pushkin, Gogol, Lermontov, Dostoevsky, or Tolstoy) or 20th century (e.g., Bely, Blok, Bulgakov, Chekhov, Pasternak, Sholokhov, or Solzhenitsyn).
www.hawaii.edu /llea/russian/ruscourses.html   (446 words)

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