Два диалекта русской грамматики. Корпусные данные и модель [Two Dialects of Russian Grammar: Corpus Data and Formal Models]
Anton Zimmerling
June 2024

This paper is addressed the parametric variation in copular constructions. Basing on Russian National Corpus, I reconstruct two dialects of Russian morphosyntax. They differ regarding the assignment of the predicative instrumental case, raising conditions and the distribution of agreeing vs non-agreeing predicates after BYT’ 'be', STAT’ 'become' and KAZAT’SA 'seem'. Russian-A only licenses predicative instrumental on adjectives after SEEM and non-agreeing predicatives after non-zero forms of BE or BECOME. Russian-B allows non-agreeing forms after SEEM (KAZHETSA STRANNO, CHTO P) and forms of the predicative instrumental after non-zero forms of BE and BECOME (BYLO STRANNYM, CHTO P). I argue that the differences between Russian-A and Russian-B must be explained in terms of parametric settings and claim that Russian predicatives lack any case forms. The assignment of the predicative instrumental to adjectival heads can be explained as subject control in all dialects, but only Russian-B allows raising of sententional arguments to the position of the matrix subject.
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Reference: lingbuzz/008240
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Published in: Computational Linguistics and Intellectual Technologies. Issue 17 (24). Proceedings of the International Conference “Dialogue 2018”. 2018, 818 – 830.
keywords: corpus linguistics, parametric grammar, adjectives, predicatives, predicative instrumental case, agreement, control, raising, dialect variation, semantics, morphology, syntax
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