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The Grammaticalization of Give + Infinitive: A Comparative Study of Russian, Polish, and Czech Ruprecht Waldenfels

The Grammaticalization of Give + Infinitive: A Comparative Study of Russian, Polish, and Czech

Ruprecht Waldenfels

Published July 16th 2012
ISBN : 9783110293692
Hardcover
346 pages
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The author analyses the grammaticalization of give with infinitive in causative and modal constructions in the closely related Slavic languages Russian, Polish and Czech. Drawing on extensive diachronic and synchronic corpus data, the studyMoreThe author analyses the grammaticalization of give with infinitive in causative and modal constructions in the closely related Slavic languages Russian, Polish and Czech. Drawing on extensive diachronic and synchronic corpus data, the study combines a detailed analysis of the current use of these constructions with a reconstruction of their development. General issues discussed include polarity sensitivity in causatives, types of causee coding, the emergence of non-agreeing diathesis structures in Polish and the role of language contact with German.