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On the syntax of be-sentences in Russian

Catherine V. Chvany

On the syntax of be-sentences in Russian

by Catherine V. Chvany

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Published by Slavica Publishers in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Russian language -- Syntax.,
  • Bytʹ (The Russian word)

  • Edition Notes

    StatementCatherine V. Chvany.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPG2380 .C5
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 311 p. :
    Number of Pages311
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5063291M
    LC Control Number74028770

    Though the Russian sentence is generally arranged SUBJECT-VERB-OBJECT, the grammar rules allow to use virtually any combination of subject, verb and object within the sentence. For example, the sentence "A cat caught a mouse" can be translated into Russian in the following ways: 1) Кошка поймала мышь. AND SYNTAX Resource Book III KMHS LATIN. Chapter 1 THE NOMINATIVE CASE. The nominative case is used for the subject of a sentence. The subject is the focus of the sentence. In most sentences, the subject is the person or thing doing the action of the .

    Exercises in Russian Syntax with Explanatory Notes: Compound and Complex Sentences by vladimirov, leonid and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at In the case when a writer "transalates" his own book into his own native language it's safe to say the book was written twice in 2 languages. We read this "translation" here.(by the way "Lolita" was THE ONLY English novel of him which he "translated" into Russian himself.

      Both a Harvard graduate and World War I veteran, E.E. Cummings famously abandoned conventional syntax in nearly all his poems. For example, the standard rules of capitalization and punctuation find themselves ignored in Cummings’ “r-p-o-p-h-e-s-s-a-g-r,” which at first read – or should I say ‘look’ – seems cryptic. Added t.p. in Russian. SCAR has: v. 1. cop. Addeddate Call number ALH Camera 1Ds External-identifier.


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On the syntax of be-sentences in Russian by Catherine V. Chvany Download PDF EPUB FB2

On the Syntax of BE-Sentences in Russian. Cambridge, Mass.: Slavica, viii, pp. This book offers a clear analysis of a construction On the syntax of be-sentences in Russian book has puzzled generations of students and scholars; it will be of greatest interest to anyone who teaches or is doing research on Russian.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Chvany, Catherine V. On the syntax of be-sentences in Russian. Cambridge, Mass.: Slavica Publishers, ©   This book provides an essential guide to Russian syntax and examines the major syntactic structures of the language.

It begins with an overview of verbal and nominal constituents, followed by major clause types, including null-copular and impersonal sentences, WH-questions and their distribution, and relative and subordinate clauses.5/5(1).

This book provides an essential guide to Russian syntax and examines the major syntactic structures of the language. It begins with an overview of verbal and nominal constituents, followed by major clause types, including null-copular and impersonal sentences, WH-questions and their distribution, and relative and subordinate by: Sentential and constituent negation in Russian BE-sentences revisited.

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A used copy but condition exactly as described by the vendor. As to the book itself, it is very comprehensive in its treatment of Russian syntax, with well-chosen examples, as you would expect from s: 1.

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Harves, S. “Unaccusative Syntax in Russian.” Ph.D. Diss., Princeton University. Hazout, I. “The Syntax of Existential Constructions. Russian Syntax In the Russian language, the word order is rather flexible. Though the Russian sentence is generally arranged subject-verb-object, the grammar rules allow to use virtually any combination of subject, verb and object within the sentence.

Word order flexibility is an important topic for all theories of syntax. For Russian, much of the discussion has been devoted to the so-called “free” word order of sentence constituents, asking to what extent information structure rather than syntax affects word order.

Most studies of Russian syntax excluded consideration of information. Russian transliteration (Chapter 1); Johanna Nichols’ Predicate Nominals: A Partial Surface Syntax of Russian in the description of predicate nominatives and predicate instrumentals after forms of быть (Chapter 2) and in the description of the two types of это sentences (Chapter 4); Derek Offord’s Using.

The study of Russian is of great importance to syntactic theory, due in particular to its unusual case system and its complex word order patterns.

This book provides an essential guide to Russian syntax and examines the major syntactic structures of the language. It begins with an overview of verbal and nominal constituents, followed by major clause types, including null-copular and impersonal.

The main unclear cases for Russian, thus, are present tense BE sentences with no overt verb. The The question is whether such sentences have the structur e in (7a) or (7b), or are ambiguous.

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By CATHERINE V. CHVANY. Cambridge, MA: Slavica, Pp. viii, Reviewed by ALAN TIMBERLAKE, UCLA This book has two primary goals. First, Chvany discusses the relationship between the existential and.

Quite the opposite. Ground-breaking works byChvany and Babby were broad in scope and highly insightful in analysis -- I have in mindChvany's book on Russian existential be sentences, and Babby's book onNegation and Existentials in Russian as.

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The differences between English and Russian. Introduction: Russian is part of the Slavonic branch of the Indo-European language family. It is closely related to other Slav languages such as Polish, Czech and Serbo-Croatian. Russian is spoken as a mother tongue by about million people in Russia and the former republics of the USSR.Conjugating “to be” in Russian Sentences You’ll notice that the word “to be” (conjugated as “is” in the English translation) is nowhere to be found in the Russian example.

Instead, the Russian verb “to be” (быть) is replaced by a dash that immediately follows the subject noun. Take the following examples. By Arlene Prunkl, freelance editor.

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