LINGUIST List 31.1334

Mon Apr 13 2020

Books: Verbal Aspect in Old Church Slavonic: Kamphui

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Date: 13-Apr-2020
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Subject: Verbal Aspect in Old Church Slavonic: Kamphui
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Title: Verbal Aspect in Old Church Slavonic
Subtitle: A Corpus-Based Approach
Series Title: Studies in Slavic and General Linguistics
Published: 2020
Publisher: Brill

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Author: Jaap Kamphui
Electronic: ISBN: 9789004422032 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 121
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004421592 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 121

In Verbal Aspect in Old Church Slavonic Jaap Kamphuis demonstrates that the aspect system of Old Church Slavonic can best be described if one divides the verbs into three main categories: perfective, imperfective and anaspectual. This differs from the traditional division into perfective and imperfective verbs only. To support the categorization, the study contains a corpus-based quantitative and qualitative analysis of the available Old Church Slavonic data. This analysis contributes to a better understanding of the development of aspect in Slavic. Kamphuis shows that aspect in Old Church Slavonic functions more like verbal aspect in the Western groups of Slavic languages (e.g. Czech) than verbal aspect in the Eastern group (e.g. Russian).

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Slavic Subgroup

Written In: English (eng)

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