Initial [n] in the third person pronouns in prepositional constructions in the dialect of Mikhalevskaya village

In standard Russian, all third person pronouns in prepositional constructions must have initial [n]. However, in some dialects, it is not the case. Mikhalevskaya village dialect is characterized with forms without the initial [n], which is one of its dialectal features. However, the language of the speakers is becoming standardized and there are less and less occurrences of dialectal forms. The data set used in this project consists of 1015 observations. It includes the following variables. Output variable is absence or presence of the initial [n] (categorical). Input variables are informants’ ID (categorical), their year of birth (numerical), gender (categorical: male or female), education level (categorical) as well as some variables that characterize prepositional constructions: type (categorical) and frequency (numerical) of the preposition, form (categorical) and case (categorical) of the pronoun. Our hypothesis is that sociolinguistic factors (such as age of the informants, their gender and education) might influence the proportion of dialectal forms.

Pronunciation of the word CHTO in Russian dialects

The research is focused on the pronunciation of the word “что” in Russian dialects. The data was taken from the Dialect Corpus of the Russian National Corpus. In total, there were 99 observations.

F1 (ND). Фонетика. Графика. Значение слова «буква»

Ниже даны различные контексты употребления слова буква. Выпишите номера тех, в которых, с научной точки зрения, это слово употреблено неудачно. (Примеры подобраны с помощью Национального корпуса русского языка). (1) «Новогодние приключения Маши и Вити»: Очкарик-знайка из журнала «Техника — молодежи» и конопатая, картавящая на все буквы девочка-Золотое-Сердце. [Побеждая Дуремара. Гарри Поттер, Буратино, Алиса, Маша и Витя в борьбе со взрослыми // Известия, 2002.03.17]