Word order in noun phrases in the sermons of Kirill Turovsky

2018. № 2 (36), 87-104

Irina I. Makeeva, Vinogradov Russian Language Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia


The article deals with the position of the concordant attribute in noun phrases in three sermons of the 12th-century Russian writer Kirill Turovsky (as presented in a 14thcentury manuscript). Three types of word combinations are considered separately: word combinations with one attribute (adjective or pronoun); word combinations with more than one attribute (adjectives or an adjective and a pronoun); word combinations with non-contiguous position of the attribute. Preposition of the attribute is characteristic of the author’s text; instances of an attribute in postposition are rare. In biblical citations the attribute is mostly in postposition.