“Frog Story” and “Map Task” in the Russian countryside
In Russian dialectology, most data are collected by means of traditional methodology. Most dialectologists use questionnaires, mainly for lexicographic purposes, which is a highly developed field of research in Russian dialectology, as in Russian linguistics in general. In addition, spontaneous monologues and dialogues are recorded. The language consultants are elderly inhabitants of remote villages. The dialectological data obtained through these methods do not allow direct comparative studies of prosodic properties, which is the topic of my current research project,1 such as syllable length, syllable strength and intonation.