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Case and Aspect in Slavic
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Case and Aspect in Slavic

Kylie Richardson

Abstract

This book focuses on some of the most puzzling case marking patterns in the Slavic languages and ties this pattern to different types of aspectual phenomena. It demonstrates that the accusative versus lexical case marking contrast on an internal argument with two-place verbs is directly linked to whether the lexical/semantic aspect of a so-called ‘base’ verb is compositional or not. It also shows that the instrumental versus case agreement dichotomy on a predicate in depictive, participle, and copular constructions in the East Slavic languages is linked to a grammatical aspect contrast, namely ... More

Keywords: telicity, perfective/imperfective, Slavic languages, syntax, semantics, depictives, participles, copula

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199291960
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291960.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kylie Richardson, author
University of Cambridge
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