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Making The Old New: The Recontextualization And Traditionalization Of Tree Spirits In Video Games, Alexandria Ziegler 2022 Utah State University

Making The Old New: The Recontextualization And Traditionalization Of Tree Spirits In Video Games, Alexandria Ziegler

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

Folklorists study the active rituals between humans and deities, as well as the inactive participation between them in narrative. However, they do not study the active participation that comes in the form of video games between them, though with shifts in society, this new way of engaging through digital forms is widespread and accessible. In my research, I studied Russian and Japanese tree spirits in a variety of video games to understand this new form of engagement with ancient deities. These video games are Okami, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Black Book, and The Witcher 3: The ...


Constructing A Usable Past In Putin's Russia: St. Alexander Nevsky From Screen To Stone, Caroline Prout 2022 William & Mary

Constructing A Usable Past In Putin's Russia: St. Alexander Nevsky From Screen To Stone, Caroline Prout

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis examines the uses of St. Alexander Nevsky’s iconography in the memory vehicles constructed during the reign of Vladimir Putin to legitimize his political regime. In particular, I am looking at a film invoking St. Alexander Nevsky produced during Putin’s early rule along with a monument dedicated to Nevsky unveiled on the eve of the war against Ukraine. I draw my theoretical framework from the works of Alon Confino, Nina Tumarkin, Stephen Norris, Scott Palmer, and Mariëlle Wijermars. Specifically, I am interested in how political leadership legitimates itself via such memory vehicles as film and monumental ...


I Return My Ticket, Caroline Caldwell 2022 Belmont University

I Return My Ticket, Caroline Caldwell

Honors Theses

This project serves to open up an accessible way to introduce people to Fyodor Dostoevsky’s masterpiece novel, The Brothers Karamazov. Questions around human nature and the problem of evil are enduring and I have found more peace in the works of Dostoevsky than anywhere else. I know, however, that Russian literature and long novels in general are incredibly intimidating, so I chose to follow in the footsteps of Dave Malloy and his work Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 to create an approachable and engaging avenue to consume Dostoevsky in a more palatable fashion. Knowledge of other ...


In Memoriam, 2022 Brigham Young University

In Memoriam

Russian Language Journal

No abstract provided.


Text Mining Word List Imperative 30 Jun 2021 Excel Spreadsheet, Irina V. Ivliyeva, Perry Koob 2022 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Text Mining Word List Imperative 30 Jun 2021 Excel Spreadsheet, Irina V. Ivliyeva, Perry Koob

Russian Linguistics Research

No abstract provided.


Text Mining Word List Future Tense 30 Jun 2021 Pdf Table, Irina V. Ivliyeva, Perry Koob 2022 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Text Mining Word List Future Tense 30 Jun 2021 Pdf Table, Irina V. Ivliyeva, Perry Koob

Russian Linguistics Research

No abstract provided.


Text Mining Word List Future Tense 30 Jun 2021 Excel Spreadsheet, Irina V. Ivliyeva, Perry Koob 2022 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Text Mining Word List Future Tense 30 Jun 2021 Excel Spreadsheet, Irina V. Ivliyeva, Perry Koob

Russian Linguistics Research

No abstract provided.


Verb Extended Complete 16 Nov 2021 Excel Spreadsheet, Irina V. Ivliyeva, Perry Koob 2022 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Verb Extended Complete 16 Nov 2021 Excel Spreadsheet, Irina V. Ivliyeva, Perry Koob

Russian Linguistics Research

No abstract provided.


Verb Extended Complete 21 Feb 2022 Excel Spreadsheet, Irina V. Ivliyeva, Perry Koob 2022 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Verb Extended Complete 21 Feb 2022 Excel Spreadsheet, Irina V. Ivliyeva, Perry Koob

Russian Linguistics Research

No abstract provided.


Text Mining Word List Imperative 30 Jun 2021 Pdf Table, Irina V. Ivliyeva, Perry Koob 2022 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Text Mining Word List Imperative 30 Jun 2021 Pdf Table, Irina V. Ivliyeva, Perry Koob

Russian Linguistics Research

No abstract provided.


Creating A Corpus Of All Possible Word-Forms Of Modified Russian Sound Verbs Using Web-Scraping Methodology. Compilation And Adjustment Of Summary Tables For The Future Tense, Imperative, And Gerund Forms. Forms Of “Dual Action”. Experimental Multi-Dimensional Scaling Of Web-Scraping Results., Irina V. Ivliyeva, Perry Koob 2022 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Creating A Corpus Of All Possible Word-Forms Of Modified Russian Sound Verbs Using Web-Scraping Methodology. Compilation And Adjustment Of Summary Tables For The Future Tense, Imperative, And Gerund Forms. Forms Of “Dual Action”. Experimental Multi-Dimensional Scaling Of Web-Scraping Results., Irina V. Ivliyeva, Perry Koob

Research Data

Modern Russian dictionaries do not include all possible forms of words. To compile such an index, even for one part of a speech, on paper is not technically feasible. With the appearance of electronic versions of dictionaries, however, for the first time we can try to create an inventory of all possible forms for the lexical-semantic group of Russian sound verbs, using the web-scraping methodology. This project attempts to develop a number of comprehensive tables for the prefixed (semantically modified at the word-formation level) sound verbs and all their forms. A novel, four-position system of numbering the verbal forms to ...


This Land Is Your Land: Andrei Bitov Travels Through The Caucasus, José Vergara 2022 Bryn Mawr College

This Land Is Your Land: Andrei Bitov Travels Through The Caucasus, José Vergara

Russian Faculty Research and Scholarship

The present article examines Andrei Bitov’s Lessons of Armenia (Uroki Аrmenii) and A Georgian Album (Gruzinskii al’bom) as examples of subversive late-Soviet travel writing. While some scholars have noted imperialist tendencies in the two travelogues, I argue that Bitov effectively challenges the colonial perspective. Besides considering the Soviet state’s push for travel writing and tourism while Bitov was writing his texts, the article uses Mary Louise Pratt’s deconstruction of colonialist travel writing as a theoretical framework. Adapting and extending her work, I examine how Bitov consistently deploys and subverts three key devices: mastery of the seen ...


Once Upon A Time/There Was A Story That Began: Novelty, Endings, And Chronotope In John Barth’S The Tidewater Tales, Zachary K. Gibson 2022 Virginia Commonwealth University

Once Upon A Time/There Was A Story That Began: Novelty, Endings, And Chronotope In John Barth’S The Tidewater Tales, Zachary K. Gibson

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis examines the use of frame tales, genre blending, multi-voiced narration, and circular structure in John Barth’s 1987 novel, The Tidewater Tales. It tracks the isomorphy of Barth’s general aesthetic project, set forth in his essays, “The Literature of Exhaustion,” “The Literature of Replenishment,” and “Very Like an Elephant: Reality Versus Realism,” onto the theoretical aesthetics of Russian philosopher Mikhail Bakhtin. Both Barth and Bakhtin praise the novel its omnivorous capability to accommodate, and juxtaposes conflicting genres against one another; they each see the novelist as an “arranger” or “orchestrator,” who reassembles pre-existing forms to make them ...


Creation Of A Neural Network For The American Sign Language To Russian Translation App, John T. Simmons 2022 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Creation Of A Neural Network For The American Sign Language To Russian Translation App, John T. Simmons

Capstone Projects

  1. A large population of people utilize American Sign Language for their primary method of communication.
  2. No commercially available product is available for these people for when they need to communicate with speakers of a foreign language.
  3. We must investigate methods to make communication between these two parties easier and more accessible.
  4. By using a neural network to classify images of American Sign Language letters, we can build a service to make translation of American Sign Language into foreign languages possible.


Visual Displays In Space Station Culture: An Archaeological Analysis, Justin St. P. Walsh, Alice C. Gorman, Wendy Salmond 2021 Chapman University

Visual Displays In Space Station Culture: An Archaeological Analysis, Justin St. P. Walsh, Alice C. Gorman, Wendy Salmond

Art Faculty Articles and Research

We offer an archaeological analysis of the visual display of “space heroes” and Orthodox icons in the Russian Zvezda module of the International Space Station (ISS). This study is the first systematic investigation of material culture at a site in space. The ISS has now been continuously inhabited for 20 years. Here, focusing on the period 2000–2014, we use historic imagery from NASA archives to track the changing presence of 78 different items in a single zone. We also explore how ideas about which items are appropriate for display and where to display them originated in earlier Soviet and ...


Online Appendix: Who Are(N’T) Our Students?, Dianna Murphy, Hadis Ghaedi 2021 Brigham Young University

Online Appendix: Who Are(N’T) Our Students?, Dianna Murphy, Hadis Ghaedi

ScholarsArchive Data

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The document is an appendix to the article "Who Are(n’t) Our Students?" by Dianna Murphy, Hadis Ghaedi published in RLJ Vol. 71, No. 3 . It provides high-resolution images which, due to their large size, are not legible in the print edition.


The Role Of Motivation In Russian Heritage Language Learner Performance, Masha Morozov 2021 Binghamton University

The Role Of Motivation In Russian Heritage Language Learner Performance, Masha Morozov

Alpenglow: Binghamton University Undergraduate Journal of Research and Creative Activity

Heritage language learning is an interesting phenomenon that affects students of any heritage language. In this paper, I am putting my focus directly on Russian heritage language learners. Through research on pedagogical learning theories, students’ motivation to take heritage language courses, and current Russian heritage language learning studies, I am exploring the impact that motivation has on Russian heritage language learners’ performance in these specific courses, and some of the problems these students encounter in the classroom. This paper highlights the connections between motivations in learning and the specific problems Russian heritage language learners struggle with in the classroom, and ...


Hybrids 2.0: Forward To A New Normal In Post-Pandemic Language Teaching, William J. Comer 2021 Portland State University

Hybrids 2.0: Forward To A New Normal In Post-Pandemic Language Teaching, William J. Comer

World Languages and Literatures Faculty Publications and Presentations

This article reflects on possible ways of incorporating the practices and tools of pandemic-induced remote teaching into the post-pandemic face-to-face teaching of Russian. We posit that a large number of the tools and practices that face-to-face teachers adopted during the pandemic will continue to be useful and effective for accomplishing fundamental pedagogical imperatives such as curating learners’ access to input and providing opportunities for learners to interact with that input. Nevertheless, we also assert the benefits of synchronous face-to-face language instruction for building community and interaction. We explore ways of intentionally blending practices into new hybrid models of language instruction ...


Computational Representation Of Russian Aspectual Morphology With A Focus On Perfective Prefixation, Natalia Tyulina 2021 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Computational Representation Of Russian Aspectual Morphology With A Focus On Perfective Prefixation, Natalia Tyulina

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This work performs an empirical analysis of Russian aspectual morphology focusing on perfective derivation via prefixation. We present a number of computational experiments measuring productivity of morphological processes of prefixation that form perfective verbs from simple imperfective verbs. Several hypotheses related to the argument structure of perfective verbs vs. their prefixed derivatives are tested statistically. Furthermore, we investigate semantic relatedness by computing cosine similarities of unprefixed verbs vs. their prefixed versions. Finally, we analyze the correlation between productivity, frequency, argument structure and semantic similarity across both simple imperfective – prefixed perfective verb forms, and various perfectivizing verbal prefixes.


Detection And Morphological Analysis Of Novel Russian Loanwords, Yulia Spektor 2021 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Detection And Morphological Analysis Of Novel Russian Loanwords, Yulia Spektor

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This paper investigates recent English loanwords in Russian and explores ways in which computational methods can help further theoretical research. The goal of the study is two-fold: to find new, previously unattested loanwords borrowed over the last decade and to examine the rate of adaptation of the new borrowings, attested by the degree to which they conform to the constraints of the Russian language. First, we train a finite-state pipeline that combines character n-gram language models, which encode phonotactic and lexical properties of loanwords, with a binary classifier to detect loanwords. The model achieves state-of-the-art performance results during evaluation, surpassing ...


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