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Лингвистическая идея числительного в русских грамматиках XVIII–XIX веков
The linguistic idea of the numeral in Russian grammars of the 18th–19th centuries

Author(s): Maksim Duszkin
Subject(s): Morphology, Historical Linguistics, Eastern Slavic Languages
ISSN: 0208-4058
Published by: Instytut Slawistyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: numeral; Russian grammars; 18th–19th century Russian linguistics; parts of speech
Summary/Abstract: This book sets out to analyze how the idea of the numeral developed in Russian grammars over the course of the 18th and 19th centuries. In the first works on grammar, the numeral was not treated as a separate part of speech. Some scholars identified numerals with adjectives, others viewed them as a group of words the meanings of which are associated with number and which belong to one of two basic types of the name (i.e., nouns and adjectives), while yet others saw in numerals a separate, third type of the name. Later on, when nouns and adjectives were no longer considered as subtypes of one part of speech (the name), many scholars still did not regard numerals as a separate part of speech but identified them with, e.g., adjectives. In terms of composition, the class of numerals was represented differently by different authors but it always encompassed the words “три”, “пять” etc. (so-called definite cardinal numerals) and usually the words “третий”, “пятый” etc. (ordinal numerals).

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-64031-82-3
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-64031-81-6
  • Page Count: 296
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Russian