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ERIC Number: ED037111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1959-Dec
Pages: 12
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Predicate Adjective Usage in Standard Russian.
Benson, Morton
Word, v15 p89-100 Dec 1959
This paper describes predicate adjective usage in modern standard Russian using a corpus of written Russian derived from "Pravda" (neutral literary style) and "Krokodil" (conversational material). The short, long nominative, and instrumental forms are examined in relation to the type of adjective, copulative verb, sentence subject, and other lexicological-semantic factors. Samples cited are similar in structure to Bloomfield's "equational sentences", consisting essentially of a subject noun or pronoun, copulative verb, and a predicate adjective. The body of the text is comprised of: (1) the basic sentences with zero as copula, (2) special lexicological-semantic factors, (3) syntactic factors, and (4) the effect of the copulative verb. (RL)
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Authoring Institution: Linguistic Circle of New York, NY.