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On the Semantics of some Types of Event Construal in English and Bulgarian

TitleOn the Semantics of some Types of Event Construal in English and Bulgarian
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsBagasheva, A
JournalСъпоставително езикознание / Сопоставительное языкознание / Contrastive linguistics
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsContrastive Studies; съпоставителни изследвания

The paper re-examines two specific features of morphological marking in Bulgarian from the perspective of verbal and satellite framing effects for the expression of grammatical relations. The dative and reflexive clitics in a special construction prefix + verb + dative + reflexive clitic is reanalyzed as constituted of a verb plus a satellite with aspectual or rather Aktionsart meaning. The intricate, and as yet of undetermined status, particle да is reinterpreted as an auxiliary which again appears as a satellite. The contention is that English and Bulgarian are not so far apart in the correlation between verb framing and satellite framing in relation to temporality as it appears on the surface. The analysis is carried out within the framework of cognitive semantics (L. Talmy) and uses the findings of Heine, Kuteva and K. Rudin on problems concerning auxiliation processes.

Citation KeyBagasheva2003
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