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Mark J. Elson

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Office location and address
1605 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of Michigan System : Ann Arbor
Master of Arts (MA), Harvard University
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Harvard University
RUSS 116: Intensive Introductory Russian
This is the non-credit option for RUSS 1016.
RUSS 126: Intensive Introductory Russian
This is the non-credit option for RUSS 2026.
RUSS 216: Intensive Intermediate Russian
This is the non-credit option for RUSS 2016.
RUSS 226: Intensive Intermediate Russian
This is the non-credit option for RUSS 2026.
RUSS 1016: Intensive Introductory Russian
Credits: 3
This intensive course begins with instruction in basic oral expression, listening comprehension, elementary reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills at the intermediate level. Part of the Summer Language Institute.
RUSS 1026: Intensive Introductory Russian
Credits: 3
This intensive course begins with instruction in basic oral expression, listening comprehension, elementary reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills at the intermediate level. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisites: RUSS 1016 or equivalent.
RUSS 2016: Intensive Intermediate Russian
Credits: 3
This intensive course begins with instruction in intermediate level oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisites: RUSS 1016 & 1026 or equivalent.
RUSS 2026: Intensive Intermediate Russian
Credits: 3
This intensive course begins with instruction in intermediate level oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisites: RUSS 1016 , 1026 & 2016 or equivalent.
LNGS 2240: Southern American English
Credits: 3
An examination of the structure, history, and sociolinguistics of the English spoken in the southeastern United States.
RUSS 3040: Applied Russian Phonetics
Credits: 3
Examines the sound system of the Russian language with special attention to palatalization, vowel reduction, sounds in combination, and the relationship of sound to spelling. Prerequisite: RUSS 1020.
RUSS 3050: Russian Word Formation
Credits: 3
Examines the sound system, lexicon, and word formative processes of the Russian literary language. Prerequisite: RUSS 1020
LNGS 3250: Introduction to Linguistic Theory and Analysis
Credits: 3
Introduces sign systems, language as a sign system, and approaches to linguistics description. Emphasizes the application of descriptive techniques to data.
RUSS 4990: Senior Honors Thesis
Credits: 3
Required of honors majors in Russian language and literature and Russian and East European studies.
RUSS 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 3
May be repeated for credit.
LNGS 5000: Linguistic Principles in Language Pedagogy
Credits: 3
Provides prospective language teachers with background in descriptive and theoretical linguistics, thus helping them to make informed pedagogical decisions, set realistic pedagogical goals, and read scholarship in pedagogy of the type that appears in relevant scholarly journals (e.g. The Modern Language Journal). Considers trends in Second Language Acquisition and the relevance thereto of Applied Linguistics in recent years.
RUSS 5030: Advanced Russian I
Credits: 3
A thorough review of Russian grammar. Prerequisite: RUSS 2010, 2020, and instructor permission.
RUSS 5032: Advanced Russian Grammar: Syntax
Credits: 3
This course is a formal and systematic analysis of the basic syntactic structures of the contemporary Russian literary language with frequent comparison to English (and other, when possible) structures. The emphasis will be on data, not theoretical principles although the conventional theoretical machinery and language of syntax (phrase structure, complement, anaphora) will be used at all times in class and on assignments.
SLAV 5100: Old Church Slavonic
Credits: 3
Introduction to Grammar and Textual attestation of the oldest attested Slavic Language and the relationship between this language, Old Russian Church Slavonic and Contemporary Standard Russian.
LNGS 7010: Linguistic Theory and Analysis
Credits: 3
Linguistic Theory and Analysis
LNGS 7993: Independent Study in Linguistic Analysis
Credits: 1–3
For the students wishing to pursue the analysis of data at a more advanced analytic and theoretical level. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
RUSS 7993: Independent Study in Russian Linguistics
Credits: 1–3
For students wishing to pursue independent reading and research in Russian Linguistics. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission