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Slavic Languages in the Perspective of Formal Grammar

Proceedings of FDSL 10.5, Brno 2014


Edited By Markéta Ziková, Pavel Caha and Mojmír Dočekal

The volume comprises papers that were presented at the 14th European conference on «Formal Description of Slavic Languages 10.5» at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. The conference focuses on formal approaches to Slavic phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. The present contributions describe interesting data patterns found in Slavic languages and analyze them from the perspective of formal grammar, including generative syntax, Distributed Morphology, formal semantics and others.
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Possible and Impossible Cases of Possessive Perfect


Abstract This article discusses the possessive perfect construction, which is not only found in North and North West Russian dialects, but also in Standard Russian, though in the latter, it looks different. The data from Standard Russian is not so straightforward as in North Russian dialects, but part of it persuasively shows signs of possessive perfect. It also seems that the construction in question is not attested when the past passive participle carries the superlexical cumulative prefix na-. The paper makes an attempt at looking at the reasons of such a restriction.

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