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Case and Aspect in Slavic$
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Kylie Richardson

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199291960

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291960.001.0001

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Case Marking on the Internal Argument and Lexical Aspect

Case Marking on the Internal Argument and Lexical Aspect

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(p.50) 3 Case Marking on the Internal Argument and Lexical Aspect
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Case and Aspect in Slavic
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Kylie Richardson (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291960.003.0003

This chapter demonstrates that in the Slavic languages the accusative case arises on the internal argument of a ‘base’ verb whose event structure (lexical/semantic aspect) is compositional, whereas lexical case-marking occurs with atelic base verbs whose event structure is never compositional. A syntactic analysis is provided to account for this pattern.

Keywords:   accusative case, lexical case, lexical/semantic aspect, event structure, telicity, internal argument, unaccusatives, prefixation, syntax, phi-features

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