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Emptiness is not so empty: The meaning of the Russian prefix вы- in the natural perfective verbs

Author(s): Tatiana Pozolotina

Journal: Poljarnyj Vestnik
ISSN 1500-7502

Volume: 12;
Start page: 85;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: Russian | aspect | prefixes | cognitive linguistics

This paper analyzes the meaning of the so-called "empty" prefix вы- (‘out-') of natural perfective verbs in the Russian language. It is argued that the prefix is not semantically empty, but displays meanings that can be analyzed as a radial category.
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