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Making choices in Russian: pros and cons of statistical methods for rival forms
Sometimes languages present speakers with choices among rival forms, such as the Russian forms ostrič’ vs. obstrič’ ‘cut hair’ and proniknuv vs. pronikši ‘having penetrated’. The choice of a givenExpand
Aspectual clusters of Russian verbs
The traditional “pair” model of Russian aspect fails to distinguish among Perfectives and ignores the fact that most verbs exist in larger clusters of three or more aspectually related forms. IExpand
A metaphor in search of a source domain: The categories of Slavic aspect
Abstract I propose that human experience of matter provides the source domain for the metaphor that motivates the grammatical category of aspect in Russian. This model is a version of the universalExpand
Cognitive Linguistics in the Year 2015
Cognitive linguistics views linguistic cognition as indistinguishable from general cognition and thus seeks explanation of linguistic phenomena in terms of general cognitive strategies, such asExpand
Grammatical profiles and the interaction of the lexicon with aspect, tense, and mood in Russian
Abstract We propose the “grammatical profile” as a means of probing the aspectual behavior of verbs. A grammatical profile is the relative frequency distribution of the inflected forms of a word in aExpand
Metonymy in word-formation
Abstract A foundational goal of cognitive linguistics is to explain linguistic phenomena in terms of general cognitive strategies rather than postulating an autonomous language module (LangackerExpand