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Author Bermel, Neil.

Title Context and the lexicon in the development of Russian aspect / Neil Bermel.

Published Berkeley, [Calif.] : University of California Press, 1997.

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 UniM Bail  491.75 BERM    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 483 ; 26 cm.
Series University of California publications in linguistics ; v. 129.
University of California publications in linguistics ; v. 129.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 477-483).
Contents 1. Scope and definitions -- 2. Describing Modern Russian aspect -- 3. The history of Russian and Slavic aspect -- 4. Case studies of the Chronicles -- 5. More issues from the Chronicles -- 6. The Journey Across Three Seas -- 7. The Taking of Tsargrad -- 8. The Grand Prince of Muscovy -- 9. Russian aspect and language change.
Summary This study advances a new approach to the history of Russian aspect, integrating recent work on aspectology with contemporary theories of language changes and development. Using data from five Old Russian texts, the author traces the development of the aspectual opposition from its early lexical roots to the sixteenth century, when contextual and discourse concerns came to the fore.
Subject Russian language -- Verb.
Russian language -- Aspect.
Russian language -- 1300-1700 -- Verb.
Russian language -- 1300-1700 -- Aspect.
ISBN 0520098129 (paperback: alk. paper)