|Title||Връзката между екзистенциалните и сензорните изречения (върху англо-български материал)|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1990|
|Journal||Съпоставително езикознание / Сопоставительное языкознание / Contrastive linguistics|
|Keywords||Contrastive Studies; Съпоставителни изследвания, Contrastive studies|
The relationship between existential and perceptual sentences is studied on the basis of a threetier system of semantic analysis, establishing the presence of common predications in their deepest semantic structures. Conclusions are also drawn about the factors determining the choice, for explicit rendering, of the existential or perceptual predication in English and Bulgarian, the most important amongst them being: the nature of space; the degree of privacy of the perception; the volume and specificity of the information received via the various channels of perception, and the quantity and character of the additional information (modal, aspectual, etc.) subsumed under the perceptual predicate.