Date: 21-Jan-2007 From: Elena Nikolaenko <nemonline.debryansk.ru> Subject: Aspectual Semantics of Infinitive Statements in Expressing the Category of 'Temporal Order' (Research Material: The novel 'Master and Margarita' by M. Bulgakov and its English translations)
Institution: Russia, Oryol state university
Dissertation Status: Completed
Degree Date: 2001
Author: Elena Nikolaenko
Dissertation Title: Aspectual Semantics of Infinitive Statements in Expressing the Category of "Temporal Order" (Research Material: The novel "Master and Margarita" by M. Bulgakov and its English translations)
The dissertation is aimed at the description and characterization of infinitive statements as one of the means of expressing aspectual invariants of the perfective and imperfective aspects in Russian and the specificity of its rendering into English.
The research is done following the basic principles of Functional Grammar with the application of such notions as functional-semantic category, functional-semantic field, and categorial (aspectual) situation. The practical and theoretical significance of the work consists in the fact that the research results in a detailed description of the aspectual variants as expressed by infinitive-statements in Russian- their semantic and language peculiarities thus adding new data to help to structure the aspectual system of the Russian language in a precise way. The analysis of the translations reveals those interpretational components (A. Bondarko) which remain unexpressed in English and can cause difficulties for learners of Russian and be stumbling blocks for translators.