Title

Review of the book "Why Russian Aspectual Prefixes Aren't Empty: Prefixes as Verb Classifiers" by Laura A. Janda, Anna Endresen, Julia Kuznetsova, Olga Lyashevskaya, Anastasia Makarova, Tore Nesset, Svetlana Sokolova

Abstract

This volume focuses exclusively on the behavior of prefixed perfectives (NP) in Russian that share the same lexical meaning as the corresponding imperfective simple verbs. The main objective of this book is to show how Russian verbal prefixes express meaning even when they are used to form the perfective partners of aspectual pairs. The book highlights recent breakthroughs in research on Russian aspect, namely a new hypothesis that “the Russian verbal prefixes function as verb classifiers, parallel to numeral classifiers” (xi).

Department(s)

Arts, Languages, and Philosophy

Document Type

Article - Journal

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Citation

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text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2014 American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL), All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Dec 2014

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