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Changing semantic factors in case selection: Russian evidence from the last two centuries

Krasovitsky, A, Baerman, Matthew, Brown, DP and Corbett, Greville (2011) Changing semantic factors in case selection: Russian evidence from the last two centuries Morphology, 21 (3). pp. 573-592.

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We present a corpus-based study of variation in case assignment of the direct object of negated verbs in Russian over the past 200 years. Superficially the system of case forms available over this relatively short period has remained largely the same, but the way in which certain cases are used has been radically altered. This is particularly apparent in the treatment of the direct object of negated verbs. We argue that various semantic factors have been involved in bringing about this change, and that the role and significance of these factors has been changing over the period under investigation. This has implications for our understanding of the role of semantics in case assignment.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Literature and Languages > English > Surrey Morphology Group
Authors :
Krasovitsky, A
Brown, DP
Date : 2011
DOI : 10.1007/s11525-010-9178-x
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 11 Jul 2014 11:24
Last Modified : 06 Jul 2019 05:12

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