Developed at SPbU Faculty of Philology
by charitable donation from the Russkiy Mir Foundation
Russkiy Mir Foundation
History of unstressed vocalism
The lecture centres on changes in the system of unstressed vocalism that led to the development of akanje/yakanje, yekanie, and ikanye (neutralization of unstressed vowels in certain positions) in some Russian sub-dialects. The focus of attention is the development of akanje/yakanje and its various types. Different points of view on the origins and development of akanje are offered in the lecture. Special attention is given to representation of akanje/yakanje in written sources. In conclusion, some general comments on the development of Russian sound system and its results are offered to the students.
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