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ERIC Number: ED038887
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1951
Pages: 32
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The Meaning of the Perfective Aspect in Russian.
Ferrell, James
Word, Journal of the Linguistic Circle of New York, v7 p104-135 1951
Descriptions of the perfective aspect in Russian taken from Miklosich, Saxmatov, Peskovsky, Fortunatov, and Karcevskij serve as background reading to the author's discussion of the problem. He explores three basic questions: (1) Is aspect a Russian problem in grammar or lexicography; (2) What is the nature of the correlation between the perfective and imperfective forms; and (3) What is the meaning of imperfective? The unity of the perfective aspect is considered in the light of its sub-aspects. An extensive discussion on "aspect opposition between the beginning and the end of the action" precedes a section treating modifiers. A new definition of the perfective concludes the study. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (RL)
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Authoring Institution: Linguistic Circle of New York, NY.