The specific indefinite pronoun kto-to in the Russian-French parallel corpus

2017. № 1 (33), 43-66

Vitaly A. Nuriev, Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences / Institute of Informatics Problems Federal Research Center “Computer Science and Control”, Russian Academy of Sciences; Moscow, Russia


The paper attempts to construct an inventory of Russian indefinites. It also shows how these items are seen through the lens of the French language and what advantages such an approach has. The case of the specific indefinite pronoun kto-to is here taken as an example. The study is parallel corpus-based, with all the data being collected from the Russian-French parallel corpus which is a part of the Russian National Corpus.