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dc.date.created2008-10-23T11:31:02Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationGrønn, Atle . An amazing come-back a counterfactual imperfective in Russian. Scando-Slavica. 2008, 54, 5-31
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/76878
dc.description.abstractThe paper shows how the semantically underspecified imperfective aspect in Russian becomes associated with counterfactual complete events in specific contexts, notably in chess annotations (Restan 1989), while the perfective invariably denotes factual complete events. The counterfactual flavour of the construction invites a comparison with more standard counterfactual conditionals, including some discussion of the imperfective and counterfactuality in French. I show that the “counterfactual imperfective” in Russian differs from ordinary counterfactual conditionals, which are characterized by a semantically empty past tense. This subtle distinction leads to a further division of pragmatic labour between the form “imperfective past” (hypotheses in the past) and the “subjunctive (“by”) perfective past” (hypotheses in the present/future). The analysis is couched in Bidirectional Optimality Theory (Blutner 2000), which provides an ideal framework for analyzing non-compositional form-meaning optimization and pragmatic strengthening.
dc.languageEN
dc.titleAn amazing come-back a counterfactual imperfective in Russian
dc.typeJournal article
dc.creator.authorGrønn, Atle
cristin.unitcode185,14,34,0
cristin.unitnameInstitutt for litteratur, områdestudier og europeiske språk
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dc.identifier.cristin362209
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dc.identifier.jtitleScando-Slavica
dc.identifier.volume54
dc.identifier.startpage5
dc.identifier.endpage31
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/00806760802494158
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-79993
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dc.type.peerreviewedPeer reviewed
dc.source.issn0080-6765
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/76878/2/counterfactual_ipf_ss_140308.pdf
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