The Syntax of the Be-Possessive

Parametric variation and surface diversities

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This book is the first attempt to provide a unified account of the be-possessive syntax and its extension to the modal and the perfect constructions in Russian/North Russian within a generative framework. Apparently diverse constructions are construed as deriving from the have/be parameter, which depends on the utilization of the prepositional complementizer with a Case feature. The be-perfect structure provides an adequate environment where ergativity is encoded via verbal nominalization. The relevance of the be-perfect structure for a split ergative pattern shows that the ergative system is a syntactically conditioned phenomenon rather than a purely morphological diversity. This volume also offers the diachronic study of the be-syntax, investigating the evolution of the be-perfect and be-modal constructions, which has rarely been explored within a formal framework. Concrete scenarios are proposed for the developmental paths of the be-perfect and the be-modal constructions, based on textual evidence in old North Russian.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 172]  2011.  xiii, 269 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
xi–xii
List of abbreviations
xiii–xiv
Chapter 1 Parametric variation in synchrony and diachrony
1–36
Chapter 2 The syntax of the be-possessive in Russian
37–96
Chapter 3 The consequences of the be-possessive structure: Modal and perfect
97–120
Chapter 4 The be-perfect and ergativity in North Russian
121–156
Chapter 5 Microvariations in Case and Agreement
157–176
Chapter 6 Thematic feature reduction: The historical extension of the syntax of the be-possessive to the be-modal
177–198
Chapter 7 Thematic feature reduction: The development of the -no/-to perfect
199–240
Chapter 8 Conclusion
241–248
Bibliography
249–264
Index
265–270
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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