Sue Brown and Adam Przepiorkowski

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Negation in Slavic joins the ranks of recent studies on negation in its attempt to deepen our understanding of negation phenomena, and is unique in its breadth and diversity of approach. What began as the proceedings of the Workshop on the Syntax and Semantics of Negation held during the 32nd Annual Poznan' Linguistics Meeting developed into a refereed volume of invited contributions from scholars all over the world. The editors extended invitations to contribute beyond those scholars who had participated in the workshop, and all papers were subject to thorough review by at least two anonymous referees. Consequently, only the strongest contributions found their way into this volume. These articles by Leonard Babby, Maria Babyonyshev, Sue Brown, Uwe Junghanns, Anna Kupść Asya Pereltsvaig, Ljiljana Progovac, and Jacek Witkos', address negative concord, negative polarity, and genitive of negation, in addition to exploring scope-related phenomena and the morphology of negation.

Sue Brown Negation in Slavic    

iii Leonard H. Babby

The Genitive of Negation and Unaccusativity     1

Maria Babyonyshev

The Extended Projection Principle and the Genitive of Negation Construction     31

Sue Brown

Negative Concord in Russian and Attract-all-F     71

Uwe Junghanns

Scope Conflicts Involving Sentential Negation in Czech     105

Ann Kupść

The Morphosyntax of Polish verbal Negation: towards and HPSC Account     135

Asya Pereltsvaig

Negative Polarity Items in Russian and the "Bagel Problem"     153

Ljiljana Progovac

Negative and Positive Feature Checking and the Distribution of Polarity Items     179

Jacek Witkoś

Clause Union and Non-Local Genitive of Negation     219

Name Index     263 Subject Index     267


Yale Russian and East European Publications

P. Adamec

Semanticheskaia interpretatsiia "znachimykh nulei" v russkikh predlozheniiakh

H. Anderson

Consonant Reduction in Russian

Ju. D. Apresjan

Traktovka izbytochnykh aspektualnykh paradigm v tolkovom slovare

B. Aroutunova

Proverbs of the Absurd

The Quest for Truth in Russian Proverbs and Phraseological Expressions

H. Birnbaum

Toward an Unprejudiced Assessment of the Igor' Tale

P. Brang

Einige Bemerkungen zu Archipelag GULAG als "Opyt khudozhestvennogo issledovaniia"

C. V. Chvany

The Paradigm as Partitioned Grammatical Space

J. Dingley

Imti in the Laurentian Redaction of the Primary Chronicle

T. Eekman

Vladimir Nabokov's Poetry

M. S. Flier

Nedelja a la Rus'

P. Garde

Les toumures comitatives en russe

M. L. Gasparov

Sintaksis pushkinskogo shestistopnogo iamba

A. G. F. van Holk

On the Thematic Structure of Pushkin's The Gypsies

G. Huettl-Folter

Gerundial Constructions in A. Kantemir's "Razgovory o mnozhestve mirov"

L. Iordanskaja and I. Mel'cuk

*Glaza Mashi golubye vs. Glaza u Mashi golubye

Choosing between Two Russian Constructions in the Domain of Body Parts

H. Keipert

Das Problem der Motion in den altesten Grammatiken des Russischen

E. Klenin

Hearts in Pushkin

J. F. Levin

On "Doing" Russian Aspect

H. G. Lunt

How Close is Russian to Old Church Slavonic?

R. Picchio

On the Scriptural Semantic Framing of The Tale of Sorrow-Misfortune

A. M. Schenker

Russian chush' "nonsense"


1. O.O. Potebnja's Conception of Russian Morphosyntax Viewed in its Historical Context

2. V. Jagic's Contribution to Slavic Syntax

3. A.M. Peskovskij's Vision of Russian Syntax.

4. S. Ivsic's Contribution to Slavic Comparative Linguistics

5. Baudouin de Courtenay as Perceived by American Linguists (R. Jakobson and E. Stankiewicz) Assessments of Roman Jakobson's Scholarship

6. Jakobson's Contribution to Slavic Accentology

7. Jakobson's Inquiry Into the Cultural Legacy of the Slavic Middle Ages 8. Jakobson's Final Word on Phonology

9. Jakobson's Concept of General Meaning

10. Jakobson's Notion of the Linguistic Sign: From Saussure to Peirce

Appendices: Obituaries and Encyclopedic Entries i. L. V. Scerba ii. J. Bauer iii. M.Vasmer iv. A. Schmaus Three Swedish Slavists v. R. Ekblom vi. A. Sjoberg vii. N.A. Nilsson

Bibliographic Notes


Polish Syllables is the first comprehensive study of the role that syllable structure plays in the phonology and morphology of a Slavic language. This autosegmental generative analysis offers completely new solutions to several fundamental problems of Polish phonology and makes the theoretical claim that there are two stages of syllabification which are phonologically significant. Chapter One proposes a set of syllable-building rules. Chapters Two through Six provide evidence for the syllabification rules proposed and for the syllable as a meaningful unit and/or domain of linguistic processes. Chapter Two is an analysis of nasal vowels in Polish. Chapter Three examines gliding and related phenomena such as iotation and palatalization. In Chapter Four vowel-zero alternations are interpreted as syllable-conditioned processes. Chapter Five takes voicing to be a privative feature in Polish and treats voicing assimilation as syllable-dependent. In Chapter Six data from comparative and imperative formation, and from language change, demonstrate that syllable structure governs certain morphological processes as well. It is of considerable theoretical interest that syllable structure is so central in the phonology of a language which tolerates extraordinarily complex consonant clusters, and it suggests that a hierarchical analysis of syllable structure is to be preferred over a linear one.

"...the high overall quality of the work ... application of linguistic theory to the Polish material in such a way as to make the theory accessible to Slavists and the data accessible to general linguists." (from the award letter)

"...breadth of vision is shown ... it is a fascinating and clearly argued study..." (SEER)

"...essential reading for those working on Polish and other Slavic languages ... the first chapter in particular is of interest to more general readers. ...should serve as a resource for many years to come." (Phonology)

"...well researched and presented with great care and conscientiousness." (CSP)

1995 AATSEEL winner of the best book on Slavic linguistics published in 1992 through 1995

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Contents Ronelle Alexander

Rhythmic Structure Constituents and Clitic Placement in Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian     1

Christina Y. Bethin

On Quantity Dissimilation in East Slavic     21

Daniel E. Collins

Purging Greek in the Legend of Salonica: A Medieval Slavic Myth of Language     39

Andrii Danylenko

The New Ukrainian Standard Language of 1798: Tradition vs. Innovation     59

Katarzyna Dziwirek

A Folk Classification of Polish Emotions: Evidence from a Corpus-Based Study     75

Masako U. Fidler

Between Grammar and Onomatopoeia: Sound-Symbolic Schemata in Czech     95

Grace E. Fielder

The Status of Discourse Markers as Balkanisms in South Slavic     111

Victor A. Friedman

Balkan Slavic Dialectology and Balkan Linguistics: Periphery as Center     131

Frank Y. Gladney

On Prefixed Nouns in Late Common Slavic     149

Lenore A. Grenoble

Syntax Meets Discourse: Subordination in Slavic     161

Laura A. Janda

Semantic Motivations for Aspectual Clusters of Russian Verbs     181

George Mitrevski

On the Classification of Macedonian Proverbs in an Electronic Database     197

Alan Timberlake

The Grammar of Oral Narrative in the Povest´ vremennykh let     211

C. M. Vakareliyska

A Typology of Slavic Menology Traditions     227

Curt Woolhiser

Convergent and Divergent Innovation in the Belarusian Dialects of the Bialystok and Hrodna Regions: A Sociolinguistic Border Impact Study     245