A database of Russian verbs

While I was involved in the
project dedicated to Russian verb morphology during my BA/MA studies, I created a database of Russian verbs. It is based on the Grammatical dictionary of Russian compiled by A.A. Zaliznyak (1987) and contains more than 27000 verbs. Please, feel free to use it – just give a reference to this webpage and to the dictionary and let me know if something interesting comes out or if you notice a mistake. Unfortunately, everything is only in Russian so far:

Some information already extracted from the database

According to One Stem Morphology, Russian has 5 productive and 18 unproductive verb classes. First, the number of verbs in these classes was never calculated before. So I collected from the database this and some other information about them. Second, it is widely assumed that there is no correlation between verb classes and accent paradigms in Russian. I found out that in the absolute majority of cases, this is not true. These findings are summarized in the following manuscript:

Slioussar, N. (2012). Nekotorye svedenija o formoobrazovatel’nyx klassax russkix glagolov (in Russian, ‘Some information on Russian verb classes’). Ms., Utrecht institute of Linguistics OTS and St.Petersburg State University. Download.

Together with experimental data, many of them were included in my MA thesis:

Slioussar, N. (2003).
Psixolingvističeskoe issledovanie struktury mental’nogo leksikona na materiale russkix glagolov (in Russian, ‘Psycholinguistic study of the mental lexicon structure on the material of Russian verbs’). MA thesis, St.Petersburg State University. Download.