S-Space College of Humanities (인문대학) Institute for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (러시아문화권연구소) 러시아연구 (Russian Studies) 러시아연구 Volume 17 Number 1/2 (2007)
러시아어의 “물주형용사”구문: 기능변환소론의 사례 연구
"Possessive Adjectives" in Russian: A case study of Function Adapter theory
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- 서울대학교 러시아연구소
- 러시아연구, Vol.17 No.1, pp. 241-265
- 물주형용사; 품사; 통사기능; 기능변환소; 굴절; possessive adjective; parts-of-speech; syntactic function adapter; inflection
- This study aims to clarify the Part-of-Speech membership and the syntactic function of what has been called "possessive adjectives(PA)" in Russian with respect to the theory of Function Adapter(=FA). After discussing several characteristic features of P A on various levels and critically reviewing the previous of these features, the study introduces the concept of FA. The inflectional status of FA as a new inflectional category is motivated by the fact that while there is a prototypical (unmarked) relation between parts-of-speech and syntactic functions, the relation may be destroyed, in which case FA remedies the deviated relation. It is argued in this paper that PA is a noun that is markedly used like a determiner and that the suffix lin! is a FA, which adapts the noun to the syntactic function of a determiner. This understanding explains why the base nominal underlying P A must be referentially definite: the determiner assigns definiteness (definite identity) to the entity referred to by the noun.