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Prefix Variation in Russian: A Comparison between Occasional Verbs and Standardized Language
(Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2014-05-28)
The prefixation of base imperfective verbs to create semantically identical perfective partner verbs is a central feature of the Russian verb. There are sixteen such perfectivizing prefixes and prefix variation is when a single unprefixed imperfective combines with more than one of these to form multiple aspectual partners. This fact has been used to dispel a long held belief that perfectivizing ...