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Morphological diversity in Russian short prose of 1900–1930s (OPEN ACCESS)

Zavyalova I.S., Sherstinova T.Yu.

National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia, St. Petersburg,,


Significant social changes are inevitably reflected in speech practices. The language of fiction, which quickly adapts to new realities and conditions of social life, is no exception. The pilot study described in the article was carried out on the basis of 15 short stories by different Russian writers written of the 1900–1930s and reflects the variability of the authors’ style at the morphological level. The article also discusses some general patterns identified at the morphological level (distribution of parts of speech and individual grammatical forms) for the studied sample of literary texts in diachrony.


language of Russian prose; Russian short stories; diachronic changes; parts of speech; grammatical variation; quantitative analysis

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For citing: Zavyalova I.S., Sherstinova T.Yu. (2022). Morphological diversity in Russian short prose of 1900–1930s. Human being: Image and essence. Humanitarian aspects. Moscow: INION RAN. Vol. 2(50): Adaptive human being: communication, discourse, speech and language of modern society, pp. 176-204. DOI: 10.31249/chel/2022.02.12

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