Subject–predicate relations of the sentenses with prepositional phrase U Cover Image

Субъективно-предикатные отношения в предложениях с предложно-падежной формой у сущ.род.п.
Subject–predicate relations of the sentenses with prepositional phrase U

Author(s): Nam Hye Hyun
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax, Semantics
Published by: Polskie Towarzystwo Rusycytyczne
Keywords: prepositional phrase U; Russian grammar; possesive relationships; subjectivity of a possesor; sptaial relationships

Summary/Abstract: This article is devoted to the subject-predicate relations of the construction with a preposition u, which is the basic means for transmitting a message about a person, and therefore widespread in Russian. The original locative meaning of the preposition u causes conjugation of denotative aspects of subjectivity with its spatial interpretation (place). In most cases the subjectivity of a possessor in the prepositional phrase u is supported by thematicity and referential definiteness. Therefore, the possessor, given by the previous text, is often represented as a starting point of the situation. And the situation, described by the other parts of the sentence, serves as a property or state attributed to the possessor. Thus, a subject-predicate relation is established between the possessor in the prepositional phrase u and the other parts of the sentence.

  • Issue Year: 1/2014
  • Issue No: 145
  • Page Range: 100-111
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Russian