Current Studies in Slavic Linguistics by Irina Kor Chahine

By Irina Kor Chahine

This quantity represents an summary of present examine on Slavic linguistics in Europe and North the USA in accordance with chosen papers offered throughout the sixth Annual assembly of the Slavic Linguistics Society (September 1-3, 2011, Aix-en-Provence, France). It comprises issues throughout more than a few linguistic fields (morphosyntax, syntax, and semantics) and discussions on particular features of Slavic languages inside of a typological point of view. the entire papers illustrate a variety of methods, and every paper offers rigorous research of a collection of Slavic facts in the context of assorted versions and features of language. whereas the main target of the gathering is impersonal buildings in Slavic languages, the ebook additionally comprises morphological themes, equivalent to reflexives, antipassive and evidential markers, syntactical family members with 0 signal, auxiliary verbs and subordinate clauses, and semantics of nouns, adverbs and adjectives. the amount should be of curiosity to all students learning Slavic languages in addition to these drawn to common linguistics and linguistic typology.

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Vosstanie ‘uprising’. In order to differentiate between these terms, lexicographic information alone is not sufficient, and their distinctive features have been elucidated by comparing current contexts to the contexts of 1917. Like M. Makartsev’s paper (see above), the study of this lexical class represents a fundamental basis for discourse analysis, in particular for political discourse, because it reveals linguistic strategies often deployed for manipulation. Issues of polysemy discussed in this volume concern nouns, adjectives, and adverbs.

Although there is considerable debate over the exact properties of different reflexive items in various languages, it is clear that fundamental differences exist. Consider the Russian examples in (1) and (2), based on Rappaport (1986): (1) Milicioner1 rassprašival arestovannogo2 o sebe1/*2. Professor1 razrešaet assistentu2 [PRO2 proizvodit’ opyty nad soboj1/2]. Ivan1 čital [Sašinu2 stat’ju o sebe1/2]. *1/2]. 1 That is, sebe in (1) must refer to the Subject milicioner, whereas soboj in (2a) can refer either to the main clause Subject professor or to the understood PRO Subject of the infinitive (itself controlled by assistentu), and sebe in (2b) can refer either to the Subject Ivan or to the “Subject” of the noun phrase, namely Saša.

E. whether [+anaph] and [+acc] are two feature sets or just one, I represent them together. I also put aside the issue of case in English.  Steven Franks however, are not always one-to-one. English that book In each case, the Slavic language has an inflected form of a single word whereas English has two independent words, each occupying its own head position in the syntax. Yet the feature content is more or less the same. Thus, on the PF–side, the morphology is different in Slavic and English – in Slavic the features are realized on a single head, whereas in English they require two heads (hence, phrasal structure) in order to be expressed.

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