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Books: Linguistic Theories: Barentsen, Poupynin (Eds)
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Functional Grammar: Barentsen, Poupynin (Eds)
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From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Functional Grammar: Barentsen, Poupynin (Eds)
Title: Functional Grammar: Aspect and Aspectuality. Tense and
Subtitle: Essays in honour of Alexander Bondarko
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Theoretical Linguistics 23
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
Editor: Youri A Poupynin, Yonsei University
Editor: Adrian Barentsen
Paperback: ISBN: 3895863904 Pages: 260 Price: U.S. $ 100.46
Paperback: ISBN: 3895863904 Pages: 260 Price: Europe EURO 76.10
Paperback: ISBN: 3895863904 Pages: 260 Price: U.K. £ 52.49
The articles in this collection discuss various problems in areas of
linguistics towards which important contributions have been made by the
distinguished Russian linguist A.V. Bondarko to whom the book is dedicated.
Three groups of articles can be distinguished. The first group concerns the
sphere of aspectuality - Aspect and Aktionsart. Comments on the relation
between these two concepts are given by Comrie. One also finds here a
discussion of the use of verbs of several lexico-grammatical classes: the
multiplicative and semelfactive Aktionsart (Birjulin) and non-actional
verbs of existence (Voeikova). Various aspects of the reciprocal meaning
are discussed: in a general typological perspective (Geniušen and
Nedjalkov) and in relation to Russian reflexive verbs (Knjazev). (These
articles can be classified in the first group because of the existence of a
In the second group questions of the functioning of verbal categories are
examined. In the articles by Lehmann and Tommola special attention is given
to the interaction between the category of aspect and aspectually
significant elements of the context. Mehlig discusses some problems from
the sphere of the so-called general-factual meaning of the imperfective and
Poupynin deals with the problem of invariancy with regard to the passive
variety of the perfective.
The third group of articles is dedicated to the field of taxis, i.e.
phenomena on the intersection of aspectuality and temporality. A general
discussion of taxis, its definition and typological questions is given by
Xrakovsky. The narrative functions of the imperfective aspect are studied
by Kozintseva. Zorikhina-Nilsson presents a contrastive analysis of some
functions of the Russian perfective gerund and its equivalents in Swedish
and Barentsen discusses problems of temporal relations in complex sentences
with verbs of perception.
List of authors: A. Barentsen (Amsterdam), L.A. Birjulin (Helsinki), B.
Comrie (Leipzig), E. Geniušien (Vilnius), V.P. Nedjalkov (St. Petersburg),
Ju.P. Knjazev (Novgorod), N.A. Kozintseva (St. Petersburg), V. Lehmann
(Hamburg), H.R. Mehlig (Kiel), Y.A. Poupynin (St. Petersburg), H. Tommola
(Tampere), M.D. Voeikova (Vienna), V.S. Xrakovsky (St. Petersburg), N.
Subject Language(s): Russian (rus)
Written In: English (eng )
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