Lidija N. Iordanskaja а
Svetlana G. Krylosova b, @
Igor A. Mel’čuk а
Polina A. Mikhel’ c
а Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada;
b INALCO, Paris, France;
c Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France;
The object of the study is the set of Russian determinate / indeterminate motion verbs (of the LETETʹ / LETATʹ ‘fly’ type). A full-fl edged lexicographic description of the LETETʹ / LETATʹ pair is proposed; its analysis leads to the formulation of the semantic difference between the members of determinate / indeterminate motion verb pairs. This difference is described by means of an infl ectional verbal category — the category of directionality (napravlennostʹ). Accordingly, the members of a determinate / indeterminate motion verb pair are considered to be infl ectional forms of one lexeme; consequently, they can be presented in one lexicographic entry.
Iordanskaja L. N., Krylosova S. G., Mel’čuk I. A., Mikhel’ P. A. The category of directionality in Russian paired verbs of motion (a case study of LETETʹ / LETATʹ). Voprosy Jazykoznanija, 2020, 1: 27–64.