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The Evolution of the System of Long and Short Adjectives in Old Russian

von Karin Larsen (Autor:in)
©2005 Monographie 283 Seiten
Open Access
Reihe: Slavistische Beiträge, Band 439

Zusammenfassung

The present study is a comprehensive analysis of the evolution of the system of long and short adjectives in Old Russian, a profound language change to which very little previous research has been devoted. It is generally assumed that in prehistoric Slavic, the system was purely grammatical with the long form denoting definiteness and the short form denoting indefiniteness. The present study finds, on the basis of evidence collected from Old Russian chronicle texts, that even the earliest of these sources display a substantially transformed system no longer reflecting the opposition between definiteness and indefiniteness, but governed by parameters of information structure.

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Seiten
283
Jahr
2005
ISBN (PDF)
9783954796304
ISBN (Paperback)
9783876909011
DOI
10.3726/b12720
Open Access
CC-BY
Sprache
Deutsch
Erscheinungsdatum
2005 (Januar)
Schlagworte
prehistoric Slavic attributive position Church Slavic adjectives of affiliation Novogrod Chronicle
Erschienen
München, 2005. 283 S., m. ausführlichem Anhang

Biographische Angaben

Karin Larsen (Autor:in)

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Titel: The Evolution of the System of Long and Short Adjectives in Old Russian