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ERIC Number: ED047543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1949
Pages: 8
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Verbal Aspects in Germanic, Slavic, and Baltic.
Senn, Alfred
Language, v25 p402-409 1949
This study examines the theory of Prokosch concerning the Germanic-Slavic-Baltic tense and aspect systems. The interrelatedness and influence of languages and dialects in Slavic (Russian and Old Church Slavic), Baltic (Lithuanian), and Germanic (Old High German and Gothic) are demonstrated. Examples illustrating the use of the perfective present to express future action in Gothic, Old High German, and Old Church Slavic lead the author to theorize on the tense and aspect systems in terms of their possible Proto-Indo-European origins. (RL)
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Authoring Institution: Linguistic Society of America, Washington, DC.