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Poetičeskije zagadki prošlogo: processno-sukcessivnaja funkcija form nesoveršennogo vida prošedšego vremeni v bylinach
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Slavic and Baltic Studies, Finnish, Dutch, and German, Slavic Languages.
2016 (Russian)In: Da veselitsa Novʹgradʹ = Må Novgorod fröjda sig: Hyllningsskrift till Elisabeth Löfstrand / [ed] Per Ambrosiani, Per-Arne Bodin, Nadezjda Zorikhina Nilsson, Stockholm: Institutionen för slaviska och baltiska språk, finska, nederländska och tyska, Stockholms universitet , 2016, p. 127-142Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This article analyses the aspectual use of imperfective past verbal forms in a number of Russian epic narrative poems, or byliny. These forms express complete, succesive actions of some duration and they are interchanged with other temporal and aspectual verbal forms in a manner that is not characteristic of their modern use. The analysis demonstrates that many epic scenes are based on a general semantic contrast "preparation for action and its implementation". The imperfective forms stand for the preparation for action and the perfective forms for the implementation. Moreover, this lexical and grammatical semantic contrast can be supported by a rhythmic contrast between aspectual forms while it is, as a rule, realised in the more detailed descriptions of the so-called epical "common places". Finally, in parallel structures with perfective past forms the rhythmic contrast between aspectual forms disappears or it is smoothed out, while the semantic contrast remains.

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Stockholm: Institutionen för slaviska och baltiska språk, finska, nederländska och tyska, Stockholms universitet , 2016. p. 127-142
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Stockholm Slavic Papers, ISSN 0347-7002 ; 26
Keywords [en]
Russian oral epic narrative poem, bylina, aspectual switching in the past, contextually-conditioned imperfective past, sequence of actions and processes
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Slavic Languages
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-136870ISBN: 978-91-87355-24-0 (print)ISBN: 978-91-87355-25-7 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-136870DiVA, id: diva2:1057376
Available from: 2016-12-17 Created: 2016-12-17 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved

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