Lexicon and Context in Feminization in Russian

  title={Lexicon and Context in Feminization in Russian},
  author={Olga Gurevich and Julia McAnallen and Elena Morabito and Renee Perelmutter and Jonathan Brooks Platt and Johanna Nichols and Alan Timberlake},
  journal={Russian Linguistics},
Many nouns in Russian identify people in terms of membership in groups, defined by activity, role, beliefs, attributes, or origins. Many of these nouns are derived with native Russian suffixes (учи-тель, добровол-ец, сторон-ник, гардероб-щик, прыг-ун); the occasional noun is unsuffixed (врач). Some nouns identifying group membership are borrowings, with or without an etymological suffix in the source language (диктор, корректор, педагог, президент). Most of these masculine nouns of the first… Expand

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