|Title||Промените в една частна синтактична система в славянските езици|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1993|
|Journal||Съпоставително езикознание / Сопоставительное языкознание / Conrastive linguistics|
The article sets out to identify certain mechanisms of structural change in the syntactic configuration of the object noun phrase in predicates with the meaning of ‘to look like’, ‘be similar to’ in the Slavic languages. In that the author has sought to establish the relation between the syntactic changes in the noun phrase and the semantic changes in the specific predicative lexemes, with an emphasis on etymology. The role of predicates meaning movement, as well as of the syntax of the object noun phrases in the syntactic system under discussion is also touched upon; attention is focused on its state at an earlier stage in the development of Bulgarian. The South and East Slavic origin of the object construction in Modern Bulgarian and the absence of an explicit influence of the language context in the Balkans upon the above predicates are shown. Brief mention is made of an Indo-European retrospective view on the constructions and of regional typological and genetic parallels and mutual influences among remotely related languages.