Surrey Short Term Morphosyntactic Change Databases

The notion of 'short term morphosyntactic change' can be used to characterise changes in the use of forms in a short period of time even when the forms themselves have changed relatively little. The Short Term Morphosyntactic Change (STMC) Databases explore change in six different morphosyntactic phenomena in Russian over a 200 year period from 1801-2000.

Conjoined noun phrases may take either a singular or a plural. This variation can be analysed with respect to a number of parameters: the noun’s lexical semantics (animacy and concreteness/abstractness), the noun’s morphosyntactic properties (gender and number), the verb characteristics (such as transitivity contrasts and the activity/state contrast), constituent order (namely, subject-verb or verb-subject) and the structure of the conjuncts (number of subjects, presence of common modifier).

Time periods:
By default, statistics are given for the most frequent type i.e. two nominal phrases joined by the conjunction i ‘and’
(e.g., den´ i noč´ ‘day and night’). For other types, select “Advanced search”.

The search will return all combinations containing five or more noun phrases,
but only information about the four noun phrases closest to the verb can be specified in the query.