Publication details [#5051]

Ickler, Nancy. 1977. Topicalization and relativization in Old Russian. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society 3 : 656–669.
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It is argued that the topic-comment structure, which is marked in Modern Russian by word order etc., is also relevant to a description of Old Russian, and that one source for relative clauses in Old Russian is a construction in which topics were fronted and marked under certain discourse conditions by the particle 'ze'.