Are Proper Verbs in the Albanian Language Special Lexical Units? Cover Image

A janë njësi të veҫanta leksikore foljet vetvetore në gjuhën shqipe?
Are Proper Verbs in the Albanian Language Special Lexical Units?

Author(s): Anila Shorri
Subject(s): Morphology, Syntax, Lexis, Semantics
Published by: Univeristeti i Prishtinës, Fakulteti i Filologjisë
Keywords: lexicological semantics; componential analyses; reflexive verbs; active verbs; verb diathesis; verb conjugation;

Summary/Abstract: The Albanian language contains dozens of lexicological, semantic and word-forming classes in its lexicology, which need to be further studied, especially regarding their most important aspect, i.e. the semantic one. Such a class is composed of passive and reflexive verbs, which have so far been subject to pure grammatical and word-forming research. There is no comprehensive research that focuses on their lexicological content or semantics to answer the question whether reflexive and passive verbs represent separate lexicological units, i.e. units of an entirely independent meaning from the respective active voices or whether they are forms that derive form them. The answer to this question is first of all related with the nature of their lexicological content, and secondly with the concept of the diathesis and conjugation of verbs. In grammar and vocabularies, diathesis is at times defined as a grammar category and included as an element of verb conjugation, and at others as a lexicological-grammatical category. While verb conjugation is seen from different perspectives, researchers have often different, and more then rarely even contradictory views. The research analyses 2390 reflexive verbs extracted from the Dictionary of the modern Albanian language, 1980. A careful review of the lexicological groups and sub-groups tries to answer the question: are reflexive verbs separate lexicological units in the Albanian language? The research intends to shed light, using the componential analyses approach, within its limits, on the lexicological semantics of reflexive verbs in the Albanian language, which is the scope of our PhD thesis,

  • Issue Year: 1/2019
  • Issue No: 38
  • Page Range: 299-309
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Albanian