With the exception of two chapters on Komi-Permiak and Ukrainian, and a concluding essay on the nineteenth-century linguistician
Aleksandr Potebnja, the contributors to this volume analyse changes in the Russian language, chiefly those occurring during the early 1990s.
Oddly enough, despite ample evidence that the relative that is preferred for the defining clause by speakers of the language, the structural linguisticians
, who normally contend that the spoken language is the language, and who set great store by counts of mass noses, take up no cudgels in this cause.
Most reference books, bibliographies, and databases contain, under the heading 'Hyphen', either nothing or items of interest mainly to linguisticians
and software designers.