The Indicative and Subjunctive da-complements in Serbian: A Syntactic-Semantic Approach by Nataša TodorovicThe Indicative and Subjunctive da-complements in Serbian: A Syntactic-Semantic Approach by Nataša Todorovic

The Indicative and Subjunctive da-complements in Serbian: A Syntactic-Semantic Approach

byNataša Todorovic

Hardcover | June 30, 2015

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This study analyzes the indicative and subjunctive da-complements in the Serbian language while comparing and contrasting them with similar finite constructions in other Slavic and Balkan languages. In complex structures, semantic properties of the matrix verb, homophonous da, and aspectual and tense properties of the embedded verb all contribute to interpretations of the morphologically unmarked subjunctive and indicative moods in the Serbian language. Merging Giannakidou’s theory of mood and veridicality with Progovac’s clausal structure, the author suggests that the choice of the indicative or subjunctive complement determines negation interpretation and implies that clitics in Serbian are not always restricted to the second position.
Nataša Todorovic is a linguist with a particular interest in Slavic and Balkan linguistics. Her areas of research interests are syntax, semantics, syntax-semantic interface and morphosyntax. She currently teaches at Wilbur Wright College in Chicago.
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Title:The Indicative and Subjunctive da-complements in Serbian: A Syntactic-Semantic ApproachFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:June 30, 2015Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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Contents: Aspect – Mood – Tense – Clitics – Finite Complementation – Infinitive – Licensing of Negative Polarity Items – Negation – Balkan Sprachbund – Clausal Structure – Negative Polarity Items – Second-position Cliticization – Imperfective Aspect – Perfective Aspect – Indicative Mood – Subjunctive Mood.