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B01 - Prominence phenomena in Slavic languages

Project B01 examines the interaction of prominence-lending features in Slavic impersonal construc­tions: the Polish ‑no/‑to construction (mówiono ‘they said’), the reflexive impersonal (mówi się ‘they say’) and the 3pl impersonal (Russian govorjat ‘they say’). It is commonly agreed upon that these constructions imply a human subject. However, even so there are marked differences in acceptability with different verbs, which we assume to depend on features of agentivity stipulated by the semantics of the verb. In order to find out which agentivity features are relevant, we use corpus analyses, acceptability judgement tests and preference tests.

Team

Name

Prof. Dr. Daniel Bunčić

Principal Investigator B01

Office: Slavisches Seminar, Weyertal 137
E-mail: daniel.buncic(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-3355
Web: Prof. Dr. Daniel Bunčić

Name

Maria Katarzyna Prenner

Doctoral student B01

Office: SFB, Luxemburger Str. 299, room 2.04
E-mail: mprenner(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-89911
Web: Maria Katarzyna Prenner

Name

Nicole Majka

Student assistant B01

Office: SFB, Luxemburger Str. 299, room 2.04
E-mail: nmajka(at)uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-89911

Name

Kristina Katke

Student assistant B01

Office: SFB, Luxemburger Str. 299, room 2.04
E-mail: kkatke(at)smail.uni-koeln.de
Phone: (+49) 221 470-89911

Publications

In print

  • Bunčić, Daniel. Accepted. Agent prominence in the Polish -no/-to construction. In Bauer, Anastasia & Bunčić, Daniel (eds.), Linguistische Beiträge zur Slavistik: XXIV. JungslavistInnen-Treffen in Köln, 17.–19. September 2015, 63–76. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.

2018

  • Bunčić, Daniel. 2018. Impersonal constructions in Slavic languages and the agentivity of the verb. In Kempgen, Sebastian & Wingender, Monika & Franz, Norbert (eds.), Deutsche Beiträge zum 16. Internationalen Slavistenkongress, Belgrad 2018, 101–110. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.