Aspectual formation of Russian verbs: Inflection, derivation, or a set of quasigrammemes? (“sore points” of Russian aspectology revisited).

2017. №1, 24-52

Elena V. Gorbova
St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, 199034, Russian Federation;


The paper deals with some “sore points” of Russian aspectology recently formulated by Victor Khrakovskij, especially with the problem of characterization of the Russian aspect as classifying vs. inflectional category and the regularity of suffixed imperfectivation. In addition, an alternative treatment of verbal aspect in Russian as an interaction of several distinct categories (a set of aspectual quasigrammemes) is discussed.