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Gustaf
Olsson
Doctoral Student, Russian Studies
MA

Areas of expertise

Russian
neologisms
aspectology
morphology

Biography

BA (Russian language and Economics) from the University of Tromsø (/The Arctic University of Norway), 2012
MA (Russian Language and Literature) from Åbo Akademi University, 2015

Research

I started my doctoral studies at the University of Turku in August 2016. The topic of my dissertation is the formation of aspectual pairs (like delat´–sdelat´ ‘do’) for new verbs, for example instagrammit´–zainstagrammit´. Why does this verb take the prefix za- and not any other prefix to form perfective aspect? The hypothesis is that semantics plays a role: the meaning of the verb shares some semantic element(s) with the perfectivizing prefix. The plan is to study new verbs and their aspectual correlates in the following areas: standard/official language, Russian as a diaspora language, verbs relating to new technologies and verbs in professional jargon.

Publications

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