Publication details [#53309]

Fortuin, E. 2010. Explicit second-person subjects in Russian imperatives: semantics, word order, and a comparison with English. Linguistics 48 (2) : 431–486.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


This comparative study reveals differences in the pragmatic functions of the subject of the imperative in Russian and English. It is argued that this discrepancy may be partially due to the fact that English has a relatively formal word order, whilst Russian word order is mainly defined by information structure