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

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Abstract

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: Journal Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Bunčić, Danieldaniel@buncic.deUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-74848
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
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Uncontrolled Keywords:
KeywordsLanguage
grammaticalization; indirect passive; perfect tense; Polish; resultativeEnglish
Grammatikalisierung; Rezipientenpassiv; Bekommen-Passiv; Perfekt; Polnisch; ResultativGerman
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Cologne Center of Language Sciences - Kölner Zentrum Sprachwissenschaften (CCLS)
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Slavisches Institut
Language: English
Date: 2015
Refereed: Yes
Page Range: pp. 411-431
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/7484

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