S-Space College of Humanities (인문대학) Institute for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (러시아문화권연구소) 러시아연구 (Russian Studies) 러시아연구 Volume 22 Number 1/2 (2012)
러시아어 논항구조의 인지적 분석: 동사 учить연구
Cognitive Analysis of Argument Structures in Russian
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- 서울대학교 러시아연구소
- 러시아연구, Vol.22 No.1, pp. 81-112
- The purpose of this article is to describe the argument structures of uchit`(sja). This is done within the framework of Construction Grammars and Semantic Frame. The ultimate goal of the study is to explicate the meanings of several constructions with the verb uchit`, including those using uchit`sja. The study also aims to demonstrate linking relations between constructions. The study identifies the construction types and the lexical meanings of the verb uchit`(sja). In the Ditransitive construction, it is used to mean ``to teach.`` The REC argument appears in an accusative case form, and the THEME argument appears in a dative case. In the Transitive construction, uchit` means ``to learn`` and has two arguments - AGT and THEME. By using the Corpus analysis, the article lays out the meaning of the verb in its different constructions, comparing the verb prepodavat` and izuchat`. Subsequently, I analyze the verb uchit`sja in two types of constructions: Noncausative and Intransitive. I propose construction structures that the verb uchit`sja, in its noncausative meaning, has two arguments: REC in a nominative case and THEME in oblique cases. I further propose that in the Intransitive it has one argument. The uchit`sja in the Non-causative results from eliminating the feature of cause, adding the suffix -sja to the verb uchit`. In contrast, in the Intransitive the feature of transitivity is eliminated. Finally I demonstrate in the article how the constructions are linked and semantically related to each other.