Case and Aspect in Slavic by Kylie Richardson

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By Kylie Richardson

The function of structural case in syntax is arguably the most debatable issues in syntactic concept with very important implications for semantic conception. This booklet specializes in the most difficult case marking styles within the Slavic languages and ties those styles to types of aspectual phenomena, displaying that there's in the end a trend within the seeming chaos of case within the Slavic languages.

Kylie Richardson addresses hyperlinks among the case marking on gadgets and the development constitution of a verb word in Belarusian, Russian, Ukrainian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and in addition indicates that the hyperlinks among case and element within the Slavic languages belong to a miles better trend present in language normally. She additionally specializes in hyperlinks among case and grammatical point in depictive, predicative participle, and copular buildings within the East Slavic languages.

The ebook will entice students and complex scholars of element, and to all Slavicists.

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81) Krasnyj Krest okazyvaet pomosˇcˇ’ postradavsˇim ot red cross-nom renders help-acc victims-dat of zemletrjasenija. ’ (Pereltsvaig 2001: 229) In both of these examples the dative argument is the goal/beneWciary of the eventuality denoted by the verb phrase. Patterns like these support the hypothesis that the dative goal/beneWciary with some two-place verbs constitutes a type of indirect object, that is, it is dominated by an applicative phrase. In the appendix at the end of this book, which lists lexical case-assigning verbs in each of the Slavic languages, I have included a subsection for each language entitled ‘dative indirect objects’ and have listed some representative dative case-assigning verbs in this section that I assume constitute ditransitives.

The genitive of negation 22 Throughout this book all verbs in lists are in imperfective and perfective pairs, where such pairs exist, and the imperfective form is always listed Wrst. If only one verb is listed, this form is in the imperfective aspect, unless noted otherwise. Just the preWx is listed for perfective verbs which consist of a preWx attached to the imperfective verb. 23 The GN targets an internal argument that would be assigned the accusative Case in an aYrmative construction. The GN can never target an argument with lexical genitive, dative, or instrumental case marking.

What is case? As discussed in chapter 1, there are up to Wve types of C/case referred to in the syntactic literature: syntactic/structural/canonical; lexical/quirky/ non-canonical; inherent; semantic; and default C/case. The distinction between lexical case and other types of case is crucial in this book; thus, the following sections clarify my assumptions regarding the nature of true lexical case marking in the Slavic languages. 1 Structural versus lexical C/case marking All of the Slavic languages under analysis have both structural and lexical C/ case marking.

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