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Linguistic Variation Issues: Case and Agreement in Northern Russian Participial Constructions

  • Antonio Civardi,

This study offers a novel approach to a longstanding problem in Slavic Linguistics, the formal representation of the Northern Russian participial constructions in -n(o)/-t(o). Unlike previous works, the methodological stance adopted by the author focuses on singling out all the relevant patterns of variation and on pursuing a unified explanation for them. The key to the solution of the puzzle is the idea that the participial affix -n-/-t- and the agreement inflections are not just pieces of morphology inserted post-syntactically, but true heads that enter the computation and are able to manipulate the argumental roles of the verb and to check the EPP. The author’s proposal is properly framed in the context of current debate on interlanguage variation.

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Antonio Civardi

University of Genoa, Italy

Antonio Civardi (PhD in Linguistics, University of Florence) is currently adjunct professor in Slavic Philology and Russian Linguistics at the University of Genoa, Italy. His main interests lie in the syntax of Slavic, with a focus on subjecthood, the morphology/syntax interface, tense and aspect.
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Book Title

Linguistic Variation Issues: Case and Agreement in Northern Russian Participial Constructions

Authors

Antonio Civardi

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2016

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/978-88-6453-326-1

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Biblioteca di Studi di Filologia Moderna

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2420-8361

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