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The amount provides an outline of modern cognitive linguistic examine on Slavic languages. Slavic languages, with their wealthy inflectional morphology in either the nominal and the verbal approach, supply a big trying out floor for a linguistic thought that seeks to encourage linguistic constitution. hence, the quantity touches upon a variety of phenomena: it addresses matters on the topic of the semantics of grammatical case, demanding, point, voice and notice order, it appears to be like into grammaticalization and language swap and discusses sound symbolism. whilst, the analyses offered tackle various theoretically vital matters. Take for instance the position of digital entities in language or that of iconic motivation in grammar, the significance of metaphor for grammaticalization or that of subjectification for motivating synchronic polysemy and diachronic language swap, in addition to the myriad of styles to be had to encode occasions in a non-canonical means or to show the speaker's epistemic stance with appreciate to the communicated content material. additionally, the analyses are couched in numerous cognitive linguistic frameworks, corresponding to cognitive grammar, psychological area concept, development grammar, body semantics, grammaticalization idea, in addition to prototype semantics. All in all, the analyses provided during this quantity increase the certainty of demonstrated facets of the cognitive version of language and should function catalysts for his or her additional improvement and refinement, making the quantity a helpful learn for Slavic and cognitive linguists alike.
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Types of narrative time and comparison The past form byl may represent three different types of narrative time, the first two of which involve comparison: 1. The time of the narrated event tn is compared with the time of speech (or writing) ts. I will call this use of byl tn / ts. This is the case in (5): (5) a. Znanie rodnoj knowledge native drevnej Rusi... INSTR in (D. Lixačev/ Nichols 1985: 363) ‘Knowledge of native history was very high in old Russia …’ b. v te gody, kogda my ešče žili v Staroj Russe i in those years when we still lived in Old Russa and mama byla sovsem moloden'koj.
Zel'dovič (2005: 144) clearly equates “observation” with “involvement”. I believe the opposite is true: the speaker’s involvement as a participant of a narrated event is clearly in opposition to his remaining in the role of a non-participant observer. In (29) the speaker is a non-involved observer looking at archival photographs, whereas in (30) the speaker is a participant of the narrated event. (29) Pervyj fotosnimok ... NOM but po-vidimomu, dostatočno proxladnyj, o čem možno sudit' apparently rather cool about what possible to-judge 38 Alina Israeli po odežde prisutstvujuščix.
All in one room. I was always short of something. Especially since I was the oldest and «got it» more than the others. Ever since the third grade I and I alone washed the floors. ’ c. M neobxodimo bylo necessary was 14 let, tjaželo zabolela mat'. NOM and therefore polučat' special'nost'. to-receive profession (Aktivy i passivy) ‘When I was 14 years old my mother got very ill. ’ Timberlake (2004: 284) analyzes a similar set of examples even though he is not concerned with the copula byt'. He states that the instrumental “characterizes an individual in a sequence of individuals”.
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