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Slavic Grammar from a Formal Perspective

The 10th Anniversary FDSL Conference, Leipzig 2013


Edited By Gerhild Zybatow, Petr Biskup, Marcel Guhl, Claudia Hurtig, Olav Mueller-Reichau and Maria Yastrebova

The proceedings of the 10 th European Conference on Formal Description of Slavic Languages in Leipzig 2013 offer current formal investigations into Slavic morphology, phonology, semantics, syntax and information structure. In addition to papers of the main conference, the volume presents those of two special workshops: «Formal Perspectives and Diachronic Change in Slavic Languages» and «Various Aspects of Heritage Language». The following languages are addressed: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS), Bulgarian, Czech, Macedonian, Old Church Slavonic, Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Resian, Slovak and Slovene.
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Russian approximative inversion as a measure construction


← 258 | 259 →Keren Khrizman and Susan Rothstein

Bar-Ilan University

We present a semantic analysis of approximative inversion (AI) in Russian. (1) shows that numeral constructions have both a standard word order with the numeral preceding the noun and an inverted word order. As shown in (2), inversion leads to an approximative interpretation (Mel’čuk 1985, Franks 1995).



Ona napisala desjat’ knig

she wrote ten books

‘She wrote ten books.’


Ona napisala knig desjat’

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