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

  • Tatiana Pozolotina University of Tromsø
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.
How to Cite
Pozolotina, Tatiana. 2009. “Emptiness Is Not so Empty: The Meaning of the Russian Prefix <i>вы-</i> In the Natural Perfective Verbs”. Poljarnyj Vestnik 12 (January):85-105. https://doi.org/10.7557/6.1296.
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