Linguistic geographical description of aspectual phenomena in Modern Russian Dialects

2011. № 1 (21), 110-126


The article addresses the problem of areal variants in Russian dialects of the phenomena connected with grammatical category of verbal aspect and means of verbal action (Aktionsarten). The linguistic geographical description is based on “from the form to semantics” of aspectual units. The notion “local aspectual complex” is used as a complex of dialect aspectual phenomena of a particular territory. Four topical aspectual complexes are defined and presented in the article: universal dialect complex, North Russian dialect complex, South Russian dialect complex and middle Russian dialect complex, close to Russian literary language.