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Rival Forms of Comparatives in Russian

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dc.contributor.author Kosheleva, Daria
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-12T21:01:41Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-12T21:01:41Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Poljarnyj vestnik: Norwegian Journal of Slavic Studies, vol. 19, 2016, pp. 42–50 en
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12528/1237
dc.description.abstract Rival forms, i.e. forms that appear to have the same function, have long been an important issue that many linguists are paying attention to. Rivalry is interesting because it has implications for inter alia variation and language change. Examples of rival forms are morphological doublets like -ness and -ity in English (Szymanek 2005, 441). In this paper I explore the rivalry between comparatives in the predicative position in Russian. My findings lend support to the “cocktail hypothesis” described in Nesset (2016), whereby the choice of one of the rival forms depends on the interplay of diverse factors. As argued in the present study, the most important factors that determine the choice of comparative forms are the length of the adjective, its frequency and the year when the text with the relevant example was published. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Poljarnyj vestnik en
dc.subject język rosyjski pl
dc.subject stopień wyższy pl
dc.subject formy konkurencyjne pl
dc.subject przymiotnik pl
dc.subject pozycja predykatywna pl
dc.subject "hipoteza koktajlu" pl
dc.subject Russian language en
dc.subject comparative en
dc.subject rival forms en
dc.subject adjective en
dc.subject predicative position en
dc.subject "cocktail hypothesis" en
dc.title Rival Forms of Comparatives in Russian en
dc.type Article en


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