Why послушать, but услышать?

  • Tore Nesset University of Tromsø
  • Laura A. Janda University of Tromsø
  • Julia Kuznetsova University of Tromsø
  • Olga Lyashevskaya University of Tromsø
  • Anastasia Makarova University of Tromsø
  • Svetlana Sokolova University of Tromsø
Keywords: Russian, aspect, prefixes, perception verbs


This article provides a preliminary analysis of aspectual prefixation of Russian perception verbs. It is argued that the choice of prefix is not arbitrary, but depends on the meaning of the verb stem.
How to Cite
Nesset, Tore, Laura A. Janda, Julia Kuznetsova, Olga Lyashevskaya, Anastasia Makarova, and Svetlana Sokolova. 2008. “Why <i>по</i>слушать, But <i>у</I>слышать?”. Poljarnyj Vestnik 11 (January):38-46. https://doi.org/10.7557/6.1300.
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