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“To mamy wpajane od dziecka” – a recipient passive in Polish?

Bunčić, Daniel (2015) “To mamy wpajane od dziecka” – a recipient passive in Polish? Zeitschrift für Slawistik, 60 (3). pp. 411-431. ISSN 0044-3506

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    The Polish construction mieć ‘have’ + passive participle has recently been discussed as a possible new perfect tense in the process of grammaticalization, but good arguments against this interpretation have been put forward: Semantically it is merely a resultative construction, and diachronically it has been attested with the same semantics since the beginning of literacy. However, a certain group of sentences with mieć + passive participle has not been paid sufficient attention so far. In these sentences the participle can be formed from an imperfective verb, it can be combined with a temporal adverbial referring to the time of the event and the subject is never the agent but the beneficiary. These constructions have to be classified as a recipient passive. In parallel with the Polish direct passive, there are three recipient-passive constructions (imperfective, perfective, resultative). Together with the resultative active, the constructions with mieć + passive participle fill a gap in the Polish voice system.

    Item Type: Article
    Bunčić, Danieldaniel@buncic.de
    URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-74848
    Identification Number: DOI: 10.1515/slaw-2015-0025
    Journal or Publication Title: Zeitschrift für Slawistik
    Publisher: de Gruyter
    ISSN: 0044-3506
    Volume: 60
    Number: 3
    Subjects: Language, Linguistics
    Other languages
    Uncontrolled Keywords:
    grammaticalization; indirect passive; perfect tense; Polish; resultativeEnglish
    Grammatikalisierung; Rezipientenpassiv; Bekommen-Passiv; Perfekt; Polnisch; ResultativGerman
    Faculty: Philosophische Fakultät
    Divisions: Philosophische Fakultät > Cologne Center of Language Sciences - Kölner Zentrum Sprachwissenschaften (CCLS)
    Philosophische Fakultät > Slavisches Institut
    Language: English
    Date: 2015
    Date Type: Publication
    Full Text Status: Public
    Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2017 14:06:43
    URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/7484

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