Remarks on Compositionality (with reference to Gennadij Zeldoviè's article “On Russian Dative Reflexive Constructions: Accidental or Compositional”)

Boguslavsky, Igor M. (2011). Remarks on Compositionality (with reference to Gennadij Zeldoviè's article “On Russian Dative Reflexive Constructions: Accidental or Compositional”). "Studies in Polish Linguistics" (n. 6); pp. 1-8. ISSN 1732-8160.

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Title: Remarks on Compositionality (with reference to Gennadij Zeldoviè's article “On Russian Dative Reflexive Constructions: Accidental or Compositional”)
Author/s:
  • Boguslavsky, Igor M.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Studies in Polish Linguistics
Date: 2011
ISSN: 1732-8160
Subjects:
Faculty: Facultad de Informática (UPM)
Department: Inteligencia Artificial
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Zeldovič’s article “On Russian Dative Reflexive Constructions: Accidental or Compositional” is very interesting. It contains a good deal of insightful observations and is painstakingly argued. Its research object is the Russian dative reflexive construction (DRC) like Ивану не работается ‘Ivan does not feel like reading’. The aim of the article is to show that the DRC is fully compositional. Like many other works by Zeldovič, the article is written from the radical-pragmatic perspective and constitutes a very good illustration of this trend in linguistic research. The language material that it analyzes has often been investigated within more traditional frameworks, especially in Russian linguistics, which makes Zeldovič’s novel approach to the old problem particularly interesting. In this short note I would like (by way of discussion) to address two problems connected not so much with the DRC itself as with methodological issues concerning compositionality. I will dwell on two aspects: on the question of how we understand the very concept of compositionality, and what instruments we employ to demonstrate it.

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Item ID: 11923
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/11923/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:11923
Official URL: http://www.unesco.uj.edu.pl/wydawnictwa/spl
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 01 Oct 2012 09:40
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 11:06
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