Inquiry: Changes in meaning and argument structure of verbs! johanna.barddal at UIB.NO
Wed Jan 23 17:16:52 UTC 2013

Apologies for multiple postings!

I have a student who is comparing predicates in Old and Modern  
Russian, in particular to which degree changes in argument and  
predicate structure is concomitant with changes in meaning. There is a  
consensus in the field that changes in meaning can also result in  
changes in argument structure, but I wonder to which degree this has  
been documented historically. I would therefore appreciate references  
to any work on this topic that you guys might know of.

I'll post a summary of the responses for the list.

Jóhanna Barðdal

Jóhanna Barðdal
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University of Bergen
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