Case and Aspect in Slavic (Oxford Linguistics) by Kylie Richardson

By Kylie Richardson

The function of structural case in syntax is arguably the most arguable themes in syntactic idea with very important implications for semantic idea. This ebook specializes in the most complicated case marking styles within the Slavic languages and ties those styles to forms of aspectual phenomena, exhibiting that there's in spite of everything a development within the seeming chaos of case within the Slavic languages. Kylie Richardson addresses hyperlinks among the case marking on items 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 miles higher trend present in language generally. She additionally makes a speciality of hyperlinks among case and grammatical point in depictive, predicative participle, and copular buildings within the East Slavic languages. The ebook will entice students and complicated scholars of element, and to all Slavicists.

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G. a V-applicative level above VP, but below vP (Anagnostopoulou 2003; Marantz 1993; and Woolford 2006, among others). Others maintain that there are two diVerent types of applicative constructions: high and low applicatives (Pylkka¨nen 2002). A high applicative selects a verb phrase (VP) as its complement, whereas a low applicative selects another NP/DP as its complement. The conWguration under (66) below illustrates the structure Pylkka¨nen posits for low applicatives. e. between VP and vP), as in Anagnostopoulou 2003, Marantz 1993, and Woolford 2006.

Slovak also exhibits an accusative–dative alternation with a number of verbs, whereby the dative argument is said to convey ‘a beneWcial or advantageous nuance’ (Oravec 1967: 149). 37 Again, the dative C/case with these verbs is not obligatory and appears to be predictable; thus, it does not constitute a lexical case.

There are a number of C/case-marking alternations in the Slavic languages linked to semantic features, such as animacy, deWniteness, or to features like abstract versus concrete. 36 Such verbs include, for instance, Belarusian zapytac’ ‘to ask’, ˇcakac’ ‘to wait’, patrabavac’ ‘to require/demand’, Russian ˇzdat’ ‘to wait for’, iskat’ ‘to seek, look for’, prosit’ ‘to ask’, trebovat’/po$ ‘to demand, request, require’, xotet’/za$ ‘to want, desire’, and Ukrainian xotity ‘to want, desire’, and zˇadaty ‘to want, desire’, among others.

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