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Valeriia Kozenasheva
Lexico-grammatical Features of Speech of German-Speaking Speakers of Non-standard Russian
2019
This study investigated the analysis of morphological mistakes made by heritage learners and adult native speakers of German who were learning Russian as a foreign language (L2). For the second category, the Russian language is not native, while the representatives of the first category began to learn it as a first language in childhood, but for various reasons (mainly emigration) they use another language as their main language.

The corpus analysis is based on texts written by them. 144 texts from the Russian Learner Corpus were marked up. On the basis of the collected data, it was revealed that the most difficult part of the grammar for learners of the Russian language is inflectional morphology. Most of the errors were made in the inflectional morphology of the noun: case-marking, gender agreement, person agreement, number agreement, etc. A sub-corpus has been created, containing examples of incorrect use of cases and grammatical gender. Then the data were analyzed.

As a result of the work, it can be said that knowledge of the German language as the first language influences the study of the grammar of the Russian language. The reason is that most of the mistakes that were made by learners are calques from German grammar. The main problem in gender agreement for them is the agreement of the verb by gender, especially in the impersonal sentences. Most of the mistakes, made in case-marking, are taking place when cases are similar in both languages.

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