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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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Measure for Measure


← 316 | 317 →Ora Matushansky & E.G. Ruys

SFL (CNRS / Université Paris-8) Utrecht University/UiL OTS

Utrecht University/UiL OTS

As noted by a number of researchers (Franks 1994, 1995, Neidle 1988, Pesetsky 1982, among many others), subject NPs headed by a numeral other than one can fail to trigger agreement on the predicate in Russian, giving rise to the default neuter singular marking:



Pjat’ krasivyx devušek prišli.

five beautiful.GEN.PL girls.GEN

‘Five beautiful girls arrived.’


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