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Czasownikowe formanty modyfikacyjne w języku polskim
Verbal Modificational Formatives in Polish

Author(s): Jadwiga Stawnicka
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Instytut Slawistyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk

Summary/Abstract: The paper presents the classification of verbal derivatives according to Aktionsart in Polish (Verbs containing modificational formatives). In the first part of this paper the main aim is to describe a research project about the semantic­‑derivational category of Aktionsarten in Slavonic langua­ges. The second part of this paper focuses on the characterization of Polish types of verbal action. The term «types of verbal action» subsumes semantic­‑derivational classes of verbs distinguished on the basis of modifications in the meanings of verb bases, from the point of view of quantitative characteristics. These derivatives represent the following Aktionsarten: temporal, Aktionsarten with the varied degree of intensity and iterative Aktionsarten. Within the scope of particular Aktiosarten the division of derivatives into semantic groups according to the subtypes of Aktionsarten are formal ways of expressing them has been carried out. The article points at the problem of explaining the various meaning of Aktionsarten.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 45
  • Page Range: 81-97
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish