Case and Aspect in Slavic by Kylie Richardson

By Kylie Richardson

The function of structural case in syntax is arguably the most arguable themes in syntactic thought with very important implications for semantic concept. This publication makes a speciality of probably the most complicated case marking styles within the Slavic languages and ties those styles to kinds of aspectual phenomena, exhibiting that there's in any case 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 exhibits that the hyperlinks among case and element within the Slavic languages belong to a far greater trend present in language quite often. She additionally makes a speciality of hyperlinks among case and grammatical element in depictive, predicative participle, and copular structures within the East Slavic languages.

The e-book will attract students and complex scholars of element, and to all Slavicists.

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The grammaticality of the ‘in X time’ adverbial with the clearly telic verb phrases in examples (23)–(25) versus its ungrammaticality with the atelic verb phrases in examples (26)–(29) suggest that the ‘in X time’ adverbial can be used as a diagnostic for telicity in the Slavic languages, but only with perfective verbs. 16 The dilemma we still face is how we prove that an eventuality like jest’ jabloko ‘to eat an/the apple’ with a verb in the imperfective aspect is telic, despite its ungrammaticality with the ‘in X time’ adverbial.

The lexical dative case-assigning verb przeczyc´/za$ ‘to deny’ in Polish, for instance, undergoes passivization, as the following example illustrates:28 (54) Informacja nie była zaprzeczona. ’ Thus, I assume that lexical genitive, instrumental, and dative case-marked arguments are all created equal and leave open for further research the role of passivization in determining what Fowler refers to as direct object status. g. znat’ þ acc ‘to know’ does not undergo passivization. There are a number of semantic and morphological constraints on passivization in Russian.

44 Case and Aspect in Slavic The pattern that should be crystal clear at this stage is that lexical cases are distinct from both structural and inherent C/cases. g. its theta role). The following section addresses a potential fourth category of predictable case, so-called semantic case. 3 Semantic Case As noted in chapter 1, it has been suggested that so-called semantic cases exist in language. Babby and Freidin (1984) and Babby (1986), for instance, claim that when the interpretation of a particular case is directly related to its morphological form, that morphological form constitutes a semantic case.

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