Acta Linguistica Petropolitana. Труды Института лингвистических исследований РАН. Т. VII. Ч. 3
Our study focuses on several classes of participles in the Izhma dialect of Komi-Zyrjan, as spoken in Muzhi. Many categories in Komi display significant variation with respect to their semantics and use. Reference grammar pay relatively little attention to contexts in which participles are used. In view of all this, description of an-participles in Komi-Zyrjan becomes an important problem. During our fieldwork trip we have verified the treatise of semantics and use of participles in existing literature for the correspondence to actual language practice of native speakers. Analysis of the contexts of use allowed us to determine the place occupied by an-participles in Komi-Zyrjan verbal system, outline zones of competition with other classes of participles and identify their main features.
The present study is devoted to the category of preverbs in the Tegi dialect of Khanty. While there are no descriptions of this category in reference grammars of the language, in dictionaries such lexemes are marked as “verbal particles”. Even though they form regular combinations with verbs there is hardly any considerable difference between preverbs and adverbs. Therefore the aim of this work was to prove that the lexemes under study form a separate category of preverbs.