The Yiddish subjective resultative construction based on the adverbial participle: convergences and divergences with co-territorial languages.

Faculty/Professorship: Slavic Linguistics  
Author(s): Birzer, Sandra  
Title of the compilation: Ashkenazim and Sephardim: language miscellanea
Editors: Katny, Andrzej; Olszewska, Izabela; Twardowska, Aleksandra
Publisher Information: Berlin : Peter Lang
Year of publication: 2019
Pages: 141-174
ISBN: 978-3-631-77515-8
Language(s): English
This paper discusses an understudied construction in Yiddish, Polish and Russian, namely the subjective resultative construction based on the adverbial participle (AP). The semantic verb classes with subjective resultative meaning denote movements of the body or body parts, the arrangement of clothing and other objects close to the body, mental states and the human condition in general. In contrast to Russian, Yiddish and Polish both allow variation in conveying the subjective resultativity of mutative verbs: both the participle I and II or both imperfective and perfective adverbial participle respectively can be used. The major divergence between Yiddish and its co-territorial languages is the existence of a construction employed exclusively with intransitive mental verbs and specified for subjective resultativity, active voice and direct evidentiality in the latter languages.
GND Keywords: Jiddisch ; Polnisch ; Russisch ; Adverbialpartizip ; Resultativ
Keywords: Subjective Resultative, Adverbial Participle, Yiddish, Polish, Russian
DDC Classification: 490 Other languages  
430 German  
RVK Classification: KN 1835     KG 1835     GD 8405   
Peer Reviewed: Ja
International Distribution: Ja
Type: Contribution to an Articlecollection
Year of publication: 11. July 2019
Project: Forschungsinitiative Jüdischkeit
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