Russian Linguistics

, Volume 34, Issue 3, pp 203–238 | Cite as

Two reflexive markers in Slavic

  • Dorothee FehrmannEmail author
  • Uwe Junghanns
  • Denisa Lenertová
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The paper deals with lexical types of the reflexive marker in Slavic. On the one hand, this exponent shows up in a range of expressions associated with diverse interpretations. On the other hand, the properties within the various types are not homogeneous across the Slavic languages. The challenge consists in finding a unified analysis for the constructions and their varying properties, accounting for the marker with as few construction-specific assumptions as possible. In this paper, we will argue that two lexical types of the reflexive marker—argument blocking and argument binding—are sufficient to cover all constructions and their cross-Slavic variation.


Internal Argument External Argument Slavic Language Transitive Verb Accusative Case 
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Два маркера возвратности в славянских языках


Данная статья посвящена лексическим типам маркера возвратности в славянских языках. Этот маркер употребляется в предложениях разного типа, связанных с рядом интерпретаций. Однако, выясняется, что свойства отдельных типов в славянских языках не гомогенные. Задача состоит в том, чтобы разработать максимально обобщенный анализ конструкций и их варьирующих характеристик, ограничиваясь минимальным числом специфических для отдельных конструкций предположений. В статье выдвигается предположение, что для описания исследуемых конструкций и для объяснения варьирования свойств конструкций в славянских языках достаточно двух маркеров возвратности—маркера возвратности, блокирующего аргумент глагола, и маркера возвратности, связывающего аргумент глагола и придающего предложению интерпретацию неопределенного человеческого носителя действия.


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  • Dorothee Fehrmann
    • 1
    Email author
  • Uwe Junghanns
    • 2
  • Denisa Lenertová
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für SlavistikUniversität LeipzigLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Seminar für Slavische PhilologieGeorg-August-Universität GöttingenGöttingenGermany

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