Attributive and predicative possession : some cases of ambiguity in Baltic and Slavonic

Collection:
Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
Attributive and predicative possession: some cases of ambiguity in Baltic and Slavonic
In the Journal:
Zeitschrift für Slawistik. 2005, Vol. 50, no. 1, p. 58-67
Keywords:
LT
Sintaksinė dviprasmybė; Savybinė konstrukcija; Žodžių tvarka; Tema; Rema.
EN
Syntactic ambiguity; Possessive construction; Word order; Theme; Rheme.
Summary / Abstract:

LTStraipsnyje analizuojamos baltų (latvių, lietuvių) ir slavų (rusų) kalbų posesyvinės konstrukcijos, jų sintaksinės funkcijos. Didžiausias dėmesys skiriamas tokioms posesyvinėms konstrukcijoms, kurių sintaksinė funkcija nėra aiški, t. y., konstrukcijoms, kurioms galima priskirti ir atributinę, ir predikatinę funkciją, pvz. глаза у нее зеленые.

ENThe article deals with a number of Slavic and Baltic possessive constructions which are vague between predicative and attributive possession. Attention is paid to Russian and Latvian constructions (of the type глаза у нее зеленые) which are structurally ambiguous between predicative and attributive possession (as the possessor noun phrase can be interpreted as an external possessor in a copular construction) as well as to a Lithuanian construction that cannot be satisfactorily explained as either predicative or attributive. It is argued that a certain type of possessive construction intermediate between both types of possession (with an adjectival modifier added to the possessum) can be identified cross-linguistically. [From the publication]

ISSN:
0044-3506
Related Publications:
Notes on possessive constructions in Baltic / Axel Holvoet. Prace bałtystyczne: język, literatura, kultura. 2003, 1, p. 36-44.
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