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ERIC Number: ED074861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Some Comments on the Verbs of Motion in Russian.
Oliverius, Zdenek F.; Slonek, Rae D.
This paper raises the question of the relationship between Russian verbs of motion and verbal aspect, and presents a discussion concerning the typology of motion verbs with respect to aspect. After establishing terminology and presenting the corpus of verbs considered to be verbs of motion, the authors discuss the traditional criteria for categorizing such verbs and introduce their own formal and semantic criteria for typology. This is followed by a discussion of diachronic systems for interpreting verbal aspect in such verbs and establishing typologies. The authors then report on the synchronic description of the verbs of motion as treated in traditional grammars of Contemporary Standard Russian. In conclusion the authors explain the approach to the problem they consider to be of particular interest. (VM)
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Authoring Institution: Monash Univ., Clayton, Victoria (Australia).
Note: In Linguistic Communications, 2, 1970; Paper presented at the Australian Universities Literature and Language Association Congress (13th, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, August 12-19, 1970)