Construal vs. redundancy: Russian aspect in context

  title={Construal vs. redundancy: Russian aspect in context},
  author={Laura a. Janda and Robert Joshua Reynolds},
  journal={Cognitive Linguistics},
  pages={467 - 497}
The relationship between construal and redundancy has not been previously explored empirically. Russian aspect allows speakers to construe situations as either Perfective or Imperfective, but it is not clear to what extent aspect is determined by context and therefore redundant. We investigate the relationship between redundancy and open construal by surveying 501 native Russian speakers who rated the acceptability of both Perfective and Imperfective verb forms in complete extensive authentic… CONTINUE READING