Central Russian dialects

Map of the Russian dialects of the primary formation (Central Russian is light green)

Central or Middle Russian dialects is one of the main groups of the Russian dialects. Of Northern Russian origin, it has nonetheless assumed many Southern Russian features.

The official dialect (Standard Russian) originates from a dialect from this group.



Central Russian is a transitional stage between the North and the South, so some of its dialects closer to the North have northern features, and those closer to the South have the southern ones.[1]


There are two types of internal differentiation of Central Russian dialects, the first is based on the methods of linguistic geography (areal classification)[2] , the second is based on typological patterns (structural-typological classification)[3]

The most well known and widespread are areal classification.[2]

The main groups in the central russian dialects:

  •     Pskov group of dialects;
  •     Western group of dialects;
  •     Eastern group of dialects.

Pskov group is transitional to the dialects of the Belarus.[4]


  1. ^ Sussex & Cubberley 2006, pp. 521–526.
  2. ^ a b Zakharova, Kapitolina Fedorovna.; Захарова, Капитолина Федоровна. (2004). Dialektnoe chlenenie russkogo i︠a︡zyka. Orlova, V. G. (Varvara Georgievna), Орлова, В. Г. (Варвара Георгиевна) (2. izd., stereotipnoe ed.). Moskva: Editorial URSS. ISBN 5354009170. OCLC 56977847.
  3. ^ Dialectologia slavica : sbornik k 85-letii︠u︡ Samuila Borisovicha Bernshteĭna. Klepikova, G. P. (Galina Petrovna), Kalnynʹ, L. Ė. (Li︠u︡dmila Ėduardovna), Ovchinnikova, E. N., Клепикова, Г. П. (Галина Петровна), Калнынь, Л. Э. (Людмила Эдуардовна), Овчинникова, Е. Н. Moskva: Izd-vo "Indrik". 1995. ISBN 5857590280. OCLC 35519940.CS1 maint: others (link)
  4. ^ "Русские (5)". www.booksite.ru. Retrieved 2019-06-22.


External links

  • R. Ronko, E. Volf, M. Grebenkina, M. Ershova, A. Okhapkina, A. Hadasevich, V. Morozova. Opochka Dialect Corpus. 2019 Moscow: Linguistic Convergence Laboratory, NRU HSE; Vinogradov Russian Language Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

See also

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