Ekaterina Rakhilina

List of John Benjamins publications for which Ekaterina Rakhilina plays a role.


The Typology of Physical Qualities

Edited by Ekaterina Rakhilina, Tatiana Reznikova and Daria Ryzhova

[Typological Studies in Language, 133] 2022. vi, 339 pp.
Subjects Semantics | Theoretical linguistics | Typology


Bochkarev, Vladimir V., Anna V. Shevlyakova, Valery Solovyev, Ekaterina Rakhilina and Galina V. Paramei 2023 Linguistic mechanisms of colour term evolution: A diachronic investigation of “Russian browns” buryj and koričnevyjDiachronica 40:4, pp. 492–531 | Article
We investigated diachrony of distributional semantics of two competing Russian colour terms (CTs) for ‘brown’, buryj (11th century) and koričnevyj (17th century), using the Russian subcorpus of Google Books Ngram (2020). Time-series analysis (1800–2019) of bigrams gauged each term’s frequencies… read more
Bychkova, Polina and Ekaterina Rakhilina 2023 Chapter 3. Towards pragmatic construction typology: The case of discourse formulaeDiscourse Phenomena in Typological Perspective, Barotto, Alessandra and Simone Mattiola (eds.), pp. 35–63 | Chapter
This paper introduces discourse formulae, i.e. frequently used formulaic replies like No way! or You bet!, as an object for linguistic typology. It demonstrates that the frame methodology (Rakhilina & Reznikova 2016) could be applied to these multi-word pragmatic units. The method implies… read more
Janda, Laura A., Anna Endresen, Valentina Zhukova, Daria Mordashova and Ekaterina Rakhilina 2023 From data to theory: An emergent semantic classification based on the large-scale Russian constructiconConstructions and Frames 15:1, pp. 1–58 | Article
The semantic classification of over 2,200 constructions in the Russian Constructicon has emerged objectively from empirical analysis. The resulting semantic classification comports with and goes beyond frame semantics, revealing complex patterns of related constructions verified against corpus… read more
Rakhilina, Ekaterina and Tatiana Reznikova 2022 Chapter 1. Introduction: The frame-based approach to the typology of qualitiesThe Typology of Physical Qualities, Rakhilina, Ekaterina, Tatiana Reznikova and Daria Ryzhova (eds.), pp. 1–28 | Chapter
The chapter outlines the goals of our project, points out the aspects that distinguish the vocabulary of qualities from other lexical domains, when viewed from a typological perspective, and introduces the methods of data collection and analysis we use in this project and in other related… read more
Vyrenkova, Anastasia, Ekaterina Rakhilina and Boris Orekhov 2022 Chapter 7. A new approach to old studiesThe Typology of Physical Qualities, Rakhilina, Ekaterina, Tatiana Reznikova and Daria Ryzhova (eds.), pp. 189–214 | Chapter
This chapter gives a description of the old terms typology across 78 world languages. The sample size in the research is relatively big, as compared to the other studies in this volume, which is attributable to two main reasons: the semantics of old terms has already been thoroughly described… read more
Janda, Laura A., Anna Endresen, Valentina Zhukova, Daria Mordashova and Ekaterina Rakhilina 2020 How to build a constructicon in five years: The Russian exampleThe Wealth and Breadth of Construction-Based Research, Colleman, Timothy, Frank Brisard, Astrid De Wit, Renata Enghels, Nikos Koutsoukos, Tanja Mortelmans and María Sol Sansiñena (eds.), pp. 161–173 | Article
We provide a practical step-by-step methodology of how to build a full-scale constructicon resource for a natural language, sharing our experience from the nearly completed project of the Russian Constructicon, an open-access searchable database of over 2,200 Russian constructions (https://site. read more
Ryzhova, Daria, Ekaterina Rakhilina and Liliya Kholkina 2019 Chapter 10. Approaching perceptual qualities: The case of heavyPerception Metaphors, Speed, Laura J., Carolyn O'Meara, Lila San Roque and Asifa Majid (eds.), pp. 185–208 | Chapter
The paper examines the properties of heavy as a perceptual concept, based on evidence from 11 languages. We demonstrate that the semantics of this concept is heterogeneous; lexemes of this field can be used in situations of at least three types: Lifting, Shifting and Weighing. These situations are… read more
Janda, Laura A., Olga Lyashevskaya, Tore Nesset, Ekaterina Rakhilina and Francis M. Tyers 2018 Chapter 6. A constructicon for Russian: Filling in the gapsConstructicography: Constructicon development across languages, Lyngfelt, Benjamin, Lars Borin, Kyoko Ohara and Tiago Timponi Torrent (eds.), pp. 165–181 | Chapter
The Russian Constructicon project currently prioritizes multi-word constructions that are not represented in dictionaries and that are especially useful for learners of Russian. The immediate goal is to identify constructions and determine the semantic constraints on their slots. The Russian… read more
Reznikova, Tatiana, Ekaterina Rakhilina, Olga Karpova, Maria Kyuseva, Daria Ryzhova and Timofey Arkhangelskiy 2013 Polysemy Patterns in Russian Adjectives and Adverbs: A corpus-oriented databaseCurrent Studies in Slavic Linguistics, Kor Chahine, Irina (ed.), pp. 313–322 | Article
The paper presents a research tool for studying semantic change and polysemy patterns in Russian adjectives and adverbs. It is based on a corpus analysis of high-freqency polysemous units. For each of them we describe the meanings it can have, assign to each meaning a corresponding taxonomic class,… read more
Rakhilina, Ekaterina and Galina V. Paramei 2011 Colour terms: Evolution via expansion of taxonomic constraintsNew Directions in Colour Studies, Biggam, Carole P., Carole Hough, Christian Kay and David R. Simmons (eds.), pp. 121–132 | Article
Russian attributive constructions with colour terms are analyzed using the Russian National Corpus. We focus on recently emerging colour terms and their development through to the early twenty-first century. Terms are considered in a construction-based framework, as syntactic-semantic rule pairs,… read more
Koptjevskaja-Tamm, Maria, Dagmar Divjak and Ekaterina Rakhilina 2010 Chapter 13. Aquamotion verbs in Slavic and Germanic: A case study in lexical typologyNew Approaches to Slavic Verbs of Motion, Hasko, Victoria and Renee Perelmutter (eds.), pp. 315–341 | Article
The paper contrasts the verbs plyt’/plavat’ in Russian and plynac/plywac in Polish with their correspondences in Dutch, English and Swedish against a broader typological background. The three Germanic languages use several verbs for what is covered by a pair of derivationally related verbs in each… read more
Rakhilina, Ekaterina 2010 Chapter 12. Verbs of rotation in Russian and PolishNew Approaches to Slavic Verbs of Motion, Hasko, Victoria and Renee Perelmutter (eds.), pp. 291–316 | Article
The aim of this article is to provide an account of possible parameters of semantic variation within the domain of rotation in Russian and Polish. The paper presents a corpus-based analysis (supplemented by questionnaires) of five Russian and five Polish verbs, both cognates and not. The results of… read more
Rakhilina, Ekaterina 2007 Linguistic construal of colors: The case of RussianAnthropology of Color: Interdisciplinary multilevel modeling, MacLaury, Robert E., Galina V. Paramei and Don Dedrick (eds.), pp. 363–377 | Article
The paper provides a specific approach to the semantics of color, which differs from the most widespread “psycholinguistic” account – in that it privileges linguistic behavior of color terms. The main object of this investigation is linguistic combinability of color-term adjectives with regards to… read more
Podlesskaya, Vera I. and Ekaterina Rakhilina 1999 External Possession, Reflexivization and Body Parts in RussianExternal Possession, Payne, Doris L. and Immanuel Barshi (eds.), pp. 505 ff. | Article
Rakhilina, Ekaterina 1999 Aspectual classification of nouns: a case study of RussianTense-Aspect, Transitivity and Causativity: Essays in honour of Vladimir Nedjalkov, Abraham, Werner and Leonid Kulikov (eds.), pp. 341 ff. | Article
Filipenko, Marina, Vladimir A. Plungian and Ekaterina Rakhilina 1994 Les Transformés Nominaux Russes Dans le Contexte des Verbes OpérateursLingvisticæ Investigationes 18:2, pp. 357–364 | Article