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Table of Contents

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pp. 1-3

Tables

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p. 4

Rule Blocks

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p. 5

Abbreviations

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p. 6

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1. Introduction

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pp. 7-12

This is a revised and abridged version of Reading Rules for Russian. A Systematic Approach to Russian Spelling and Pronunciation, With Notes on Dialectal and Stylistic Variation by Bruce L. Derwing and Tom M.S. Priestly (Columbus OH: Slavica Publishers, Inc., 1980; henceforth, RRR). That book arose out of needs which had been identified in the late 1960s: ...

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2. From Standard Orthography to Regularized Orthography

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pp. 13-30

The standard orthography (SO) of CSR is defined as the way in which the language is ordinarily represented in written form, as in books, magazines, newspapers, etc.. In other words, it is the familiar and traditional spelling system of the language, incorporating the major spelling reforms of 1917–18. ...

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3. From Regularized Orthography to Phoneticized Orthography

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pp. 31-82

In this chapter we present 19 blocks of rules to derive a Phoneticized Orthography (PO) from the Regularized Orthography (RO) which was derived in Chapter 2. These rule-blocks are set out under twelve different headings, the titles of which serve to emphasize the fact that only a limited number of processes are actually involved. ...

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4. From Phoneticized Orthography to Phonetic Transcription

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pp. 83-94

In this chapter we convert our phoneticized orthography (PO) to a phonetic transcription (PT). For this latter we use a style of transcription which is current in North America and common among Slavists on the European Continent; in 4.6. we provide a conversion chart from this style to other styles, ...

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5. Extensions and Interpretations

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pp. 95-116

In this chapter we touch on information that is supplementary to what is set out in the foregoing chapters, and briefly discuss some interpretations of the data. Specifically, in 5.1. we mention some of the problems that would be involved in writing a set of exhaustive rules that would account for the pronunciation of all the forms prescribed in OSRJa; in 5.2., ...

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pp. 117-120

Exercises

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pp. 121-124

Bibliography

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pp. 125-126

Synopsis_of_Rules

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pp. 127-133

Wrap-Around Cover

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