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Causality Across Languages (CAL): Russian


Language Russian
Depositor Anastasia Stepanova
Affiliation SUNY Buffalo
Location Russian Federation
Collection ID 0523
Grant ID
Funding Body
Collection Status Collection online
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Summary of the collection

This collection contains audio and video recordings of twelve Russian speakers conducting the Causality Across Languages discourse task. The task involved showing participants a series of short video clips to elicit event descriptions (e.g., a woman breaking an egg). Each session in the collection corresponds with one participant. Sessions contain a compressed video recording of the participant doing the task and a corresponding WAV file.


Group represented

The data was collected in St. Petersburg, Russia. However, the speakers are originally from different urban areas of Russia including from the Far East and Siberia. There are no obvious dialectal differences. All the speakers are mostly monolingual speakers of Russian and do not speak any other language on a regular basis.


Collection contents

The collection contains twelve sessions, each session representing one participants’ response to the discourse task. Sessions contain a compressed MP4 video recording and a corresponding WAV file.


Collection history

The data for this collection was collected by Anastasia Stepanova in June and August 2016. All recordings were made in St. Petersburg, Russia.


Other information

The Russian language belongs to the family of Indo-European languages, one of the four living members of the East Slavic languages, and part of the larger Balto-Slavic branch. It is an official language in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, and is being widely spoken throughout Eastern Europe, the Baltic states, the Caucasus and Central Asia.


Acknowledgement and citation

Users of any part of the collection should acknowledge Anastasia Stepanova as the data collector and researcher. Users should also acknowledge Juergen Bohnemeyer as the Primary Investigator of the Causality Across Languages project and the National Science Foundation for funding the research. Individual speakers do not need to be acknowledged when extracting linguistic examples from their speech.

To refer to any data from the collection, please cite as follows:

Stepanova, Anastasia. Forthcoming. Causality Across Languages (CAL): Russian. Endangered Languages Archive. Handle: Accessed on [insert date here].

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