Faces of Contemporary Russia

cover art
 
272 pp., 8.5 x 11
Paperback
ISBN: 9781626166714 (1626166714)


July 2019

EXPLORE THIS TITLE

Description
Table of Contents


Faces of Contemporary Russia
Advanced Russian Language and Culture
Olga M. Mesropova
Faces of Contemporary Russia is a one-semester textbook for high-intermediate to advanced level Russian students that aims to develop students' linguistic proficiency by examining significant personalities in current Russian culture. In addition to introductory and concluding chapters, the book features 12 individuals (one per chapter), drawing from a range of areas such as arts, sports, journalism, and business. While upper-level Russian textbooks tend to emphasize grammar and reading more traditional works from Russian literature, this book seeks instead to primarily engage students in learning about and discussing the breadth of contemporary Russian culture while weaving the study of grammar and vocabulary into those discussions. In addition to readings and in-class communicative activities, the book also features guided research assignments that encourage students to make use of the many personality interviews and YouTube clips available online.
Olga Mesropova is an Associate Professor of Russian at Iowa State University. She is the author of the advanced-level cinema-based Russian language conversation textbook, Kinotalk, has co-edited two scholarly anthologies with Slavica Publishers and Johns Hopkins University Press, and has published numerous articles and reviews on Russian cultural discourse.

Table of Contents
Contents

:
21- . .
: .

1: , -
:
: ?
: -
: " "

, ,
, + instrumental case
Genitive case, review/

2: ,
:
: ?
: á ?

Numerals + genitive case
Perfective / imperfective verbs, review
" "
Simple superlative, review

3:
:
:
?
: , - ?

, …
Motion verbs, review
Dates, review

4:
:
:

Motion verbs, review
Dative case, review
" "

5:
:
:
- -
:
: ,

Participles, review
Motion verbs, review

6:
:
: - ?
:

Review of cases
Participles, review
Passive voice, review
Reflexive verbs, review

7:
:
:

-
: -

Review of cases
" "
Motion verbs, review
?

8: -
:
: -


- + verb
Review of cases
, ,
,
Reflexive verbs
Perfective / imperfective verbs, review

9:
:
:
?

Review of cases
" "
Verbal adverbs, review
+ perfective / imperfective verbs, review
Verbal adverbs vs. participles

10:
:
:

Perfective / imperfective verbs, review
Verbal adverbs, review
- ( ? , ) ( ? , )
" "
Verbal adverbs vs. participles

11: -
:
: -
: , , ?

, …
Verbal adverbs, review
Participles, review

12:
:
:
: ?

Negative adverbs
Participles, review

:
Pussy Riot