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


Bychkova, Polina and Ekaterina Rakhilina. 2023. Chapter 3. Towards pragmatic construction typology: The case of discourse formulae. Discourse Phenomena in Typological Perspective, Barotto, Alessandra and Simone Mattiola (eds.), pp. 35–63
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 | Chapter
Rakhilina, Ekaterina and Tatiana Reznikova. 2022. Chapter 1. Introduction: The frame-based approach to the typology of qualities. The Typology of Physical Qualities, Rakhilina, Ekaterina, Tatiana Reznikova and Daria Ryzhova (eds.), pp. 1–28
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 studies.… read more | Chapter
Vyrenkova, Anastasia, Ekaterina Rakhilina and Boris Orekhov. 2022. Chapter 7. A new approach to old studies. The Typology of Physical Qualities, Rakhilina, Ekaterina, Tatiana Reznikova and Daria Ryzhova (eds.), pp. 189–214
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 for… read more | Chapter
Janda, Laura A., Anna Endresen, Valentina Zhukova, Daria Mordashova and Ekaterina Rakhilina. 2020. How to build a constructicon in five years: The Russian example. The 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
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.uit. read more | Article
Ryzhova, Daria, Ekaterina Rakhilina and Liliya Kholkina. 2019. Chapter 10. Approaching perceptual qualities: The case of heavy. Perception Metaphors, Speed, Laura J., Carolyn O'Meara, Lila San Roque and Asifa Majid (eds.), pp. 185–208
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 | Chapter
Janda, Laura A., Olga Lyashevskaya, Tore Nesset, Ekaterina Rakhilina and Francis M. Tyers. 2018. Chapter 6. A constructicon for Russian: Filling in the gaps. Constructicography: Constructicon development across languages, Lyngfelt, Benjamin, Lars Borin, Kyoko Ohara and Tiago Timponi Torrent (eds.), pp. 165–181
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 | Chapter
Reznikova, Tatiana, Ekaterina Rakhilina, Olga Karpova, Maria Kyuseva, Daria Ryzhova and Timofey Arkhangelskiy. 2013. Polysemy Patterns in Russian Adjectives and Adverbs: A corpus-oriented database. Current Studies in Slavic Linguistics, Kor Chahine, Irina (ed.), pp. 313–322
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 | Article
Rakhilina, Ekaterina and Galina V. Paramei. 2011. Colour terms: Evolution via expansion of taxonomic constraints. New Directions in Colour Studies, Biggam, Carole P., Carole Hough, Christian Kay and David R. Simmons (eds.), pp. 121–132
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 | Article
Koptjevskaja-Tamm, Maria, Dagmar Divjak and Ekaterina Rakhilina. 2010. Chapter 13. Aquamotion verbs in Slavic and Germanic: A case study in lexical typology. New Approaches to Slavic Verbs of Motion, Hasko, Victoria and Renee Perelmutter (eds.), pp. 315–341
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 | Article
Rakhilina, Ekaterina. 2010. Chapter 12. Verbs of rotation in Russian and Polish. New Approaches to Slavic Verbs of Motion, Hasko, Victoria and Renee Perelmutter (eds.), pp. 291–316
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 | Article
Rakhilina, Ekaterina. 2007. Linguistic construal of colors: The case of Russian. Anthropology of Color: Interdisciplinary multilevel modeling, MacLaury, Robert E., Galina V. Paramei and Don Dedrick (eds.), pp. 363–377
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 | Article
Podlesskaya, Vera I. and Ekaterina Rakhilina. 1999. External Possession, Reflexivization and Body Parts in Russian. External Possession, Payne, Doris L. and Immanuel Barshi (eds.), pp. 505 ff.
Filipenko, Marina, Vladimir A. Plungian and Ekaterina Rakhilina. 1994. Les Transformés Nominaux Russes Dans le Contexte des Verbes Opérateurs. Lingvisticæ Investigationes 18:2, pp. 357–364