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Глаголы с фиксированным порядком дополнений в русском языке и свойства сентенциальных актантов

The article focuses on the ordering of arguments in Russian. The central class of
phenomena is represented by verbs having a clausal complement that has a fixed position
with respect to other arguments and the matrix verb. I mostly analyze verbs like "ščitat’"
‘consider’, "rassmatrivat’ kak" ‘regard as’, "trebovat’" ‘request, require’, which require the
clausal complement to be situated after the nominal object, but not before it. I seek to find the reasons for this restriction, which is in general not characteristic of Russian syntax. The conclusion is that it results from several factors: the syntactic weight of complement clauses, looseness of syntactic link with the head, compared to nominal arguments, and so on. The data of other Russian constructions (e. g., coordinate structures) also show that clausal constituents tend to be situated after nominal ones.