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Title:Russian Bird Names: A Linguistic Analysis
Author(s):Meredig, John S.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Gladney, Frank Y.
Department / Program:Slavic Languages and Literature
Discipline:Slavic Languages and Literature
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Language, Modern
Abstract:The dissertation is divided into 13 chapters. Chapters 1-3 provide the ethnobiological context. Chapter 4 discusses semantic classification systems of bird names, and chapters 5-11 contain individual bird name entries for each of the six semantic categories described above plus foreign borrowings. The final two chapters are a summary of the semantic data with an analysis of the relative frequencies of names in each of the categories (chapter 12), and a discussion of the morphology of Russian bird names (chapter 13). There are also three appendices: (A) a list of the birds of the USSR in taxonomic order, with folk names (if any) listed for each species; (B) a glossary of Russian folk bird names; and (C) a list of approximately 70 obscure names, i.e., those that remain unexplained in terms of their semantic motivation.
Issue Date:1997
Description:394 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9812705
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:1997

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