Bunčić, Daniel ORCID: 0000-0002-1090-8907 (2020). Agent prominence and movement in Russian third person plural impersonals (“indefinite-personal sentences”). Die Welt der Slaven, 65 (2). pp. 297-311. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. ISSN 0043-2520

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The present paper reports the results of an acceptability judgement test designed to test two hypotheses: first, that the Russian 3pl impersonal construction is affected by agent prominence, i.e. verbs implying a more prominent agent are more acceptable than verbs implying an agent with fewer agentivity features; second, that movement as an agentivity feature should be conceptualized as a gradual category, thus making a fast-moving referent a more prominent agent than one moving slowly. The former hypothesis could be verified, the latter falsified.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Bunčić, Danieldaniel.buncic@uni-koeln.deorcid.org/0000-0002-1090-890791457706
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-551741
Journal or Publication Title: Die Welt der Slaven
Volume: 65
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 297-311
Date: 1 July 2020
Publisher: Harrassowitz
Place of Publication: Wiesbaden
ISSN: 0043-2520
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Fächergruppe 5: Moderne Sprachen und Kulturen > Slavisches Institut
Collaborative Research Centers > CRC 1252: Prominence in Language > TP B01
Subjects: Language, Linguistics
Other languages
Uncontrolled Keywords:
agentivity; linguistic prominence; verbs of motion; volition; sentienceEnglish
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Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/55174


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