Byt’INF ‘être’ + SNDAT : le cas particulier de l’infinitif modal en russe

Abstract : Byt’INF ‘be’ + NPDAT : a special case of modal infinitive in RussianThe goal of the present study is to examine the structure byt’INF ‘be’ + NPDAT of Modern Russian, which denotes an inevitable coming into existence of an event. This structure has a number of properties that sets it apart both from other structures with a dative subject and from other structures with a modal infinitive, i.e. the mandatory presence of the dative inanimate NP, the impossibility of inserting a temporal copula ‘be’, its own aspectual constraints and the information structure of a thetic judgement. All of these properties justify the introduction of a separate category inside modal infinitive constructions called “the infinitive of inevitable coming into existence”.
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Katia Paykin. Byt’INF ‘être’ + SNDAT : le cas particulier de l’infinitif modal en russe. Langages, Armand Colin (Larousse jusqu'en 2003), 2014, pp.49-62. ⟨10.3917/lang.193.0049⟩. ⟨hal-01532850⟩



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