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The quantity offers an summary of contemporary cognitive linguistic examine on Slavic languages. Slavic languages, with their wealthy inflectional morphology in either the nominal and the verbal procedure, supply a huge checking out floor for a linguistic thought that seeks to encourage linguistic constitution. hence, the quantity touches upon quite a lot of phenomena: it addresses matters concerning the semantics of grammatical case, demanding, point, voice and observe order, it seems into grammaticalization and language swap and discusses sound symbolism. while, the analyses awarded handle 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 switch, in addition to the myriad of styles to be had to encode occasions in a non-canonical approach or to express the speaker's epistemic stance with appreciate to the communicated content material. furthermore, the analyses are couched in numerous cognitive linguistic frameworks, akin to cognitive grammar, psychological area idea, development grammar, body semantics, grammaticalization idea, in addition to prototype semantics. All in all, the analyses provided during this quantity enhance the knowledge of proven points of the cognitive version of language and will function catalysts for his or her additional improvement and refinement, making the quantity a necessary learn for Slavic and cognitive linguists alike.

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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. INSTR (D. Granin. ’ 2. The time of one narrated event tn1 is compared with the time of another narrated event tn2. I will call this use of byl tn1 / tn2. This is the case in (6), where pre-war memories of seventh grade (togda ‘at that time’) are compared with post-war ones of a class reunion (‘lived to have grey hair’): (6) Iz soroka čelovek, zakončivšix kogda-to 7 “B”, do sedyx from forty people had-finished once 7 “B” till grey volos dožilo devjatnadcat'.

Tokareva. Odin kubik nadeždy) ‘Lora and Tanya were different, as for example a dog and a goat. ’ 4. Limitation Zel'dovič (2005: 132), following Timberlake (1985: 278–282) points out that the instrumental signals temporal limitation. Some instances of time comparison could be viewed as time limitation. 2). Zel'dovič (2005: 132) also mentions that the nominative form interprets the situation as isolated, “by itself” without correlation with anything else. In other words, the instrumental signals limitation in scope.

Among the examples with vosxoždenie found on the Internet, there are a large number with the instrumental (24 with trudnym, 4 with očen' trudnym, 3 with dolgim, 26 with složnym, 24 with nesložnym, and so on). NOM sten, nepristupnyx v ponimanii predyduščix pokolenij, walls unaccessible in understanding of-previous generations v konce koncov pokorjalos' čeloveku. in end of-ends submit to-person (S. Šibaev. ’ This example involves a situation in which the author’s perception of the ascent is a mental one, that is he is trying to take an objective view of someone else’s exploits.

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