The SEELRC's mission is, in part, to produce materials to aid the teaching and learning of the languages of our world region. Read about the Center's current projects below.
Reference Grammar Network
A set of parallel grammars of the languages of our world region. Each grammar has been written by world experts on that language, and is indexed for instantaneous comparison of semantic fields across languages. Supplementary, self-grading exercises for advanced-level users accompany each grammar. Additionally, individual grammars can be downloaded for offline use.
The Czech, Macedonian, Russian (with exercises) and Polish
grammars are currently available online, with Romanian,
Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, and Georgian available soon.
A searchable database of full word paradigms with native-speaker examples for each inflection. Each entry includes an English gloss and detailed annotation for semantics and pronunciation variants.
The Grammatical Dictionary for Russian is available, with over 10,000 headwords.
The Czech Grammatical Dictionary is under development and will be released once it
has 5,000 headword entries.
Language and Culture Through Film
An innovative project to teach language and culture to advanced-level students. This project integrates film clips, full transcript, embedded dictionary, and live, online exercises. Instructors can track student progress and answers through a robust reporting system.
The Russian language version is currently available and a
supplement on the Russian Avant Garde is under development.
Language and Culture Through Film is available online as well
as through a four-CD standalone version. Please contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Searchable concordance of the entire works of Evgeny Zamyatin. The works of Mikhail Bulgakov will be available in the near future. These databases are intended for scholarly purposes only. Please contact the SEELRC for information on obtaining access.
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Case and Aspect Book Series
Complete descriptions of the meanings and uses of all of the
cases in a given language (for example, nominative, genitive,
dative, etc.), plus various verbal phenomena relating to aspect
(the use of perfective and imperfective verbs, plus verbs
of motion, etc.), written in an accessible style, and illustrated
with authentic examples drawn from an extensive database
representing a variety of genres and topics. Selected draft and
sample chapters of the Case Books for Czech and Russian are