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Infinitives, Constructions with
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The infinitive is a verbal form found in all Slavic languages except some South Slavic: Bulgarian and Macedonian (and the Serbian Torlak dialect), where the form became extinct a few hundred years ago. In this chapter, we shall focus on North Slavic: Polish (bezokolicznik), Russian (infinitiv, neopredelennaja forma glagola), and Czech (infinitiv/neurčitek).

The infinitive is marked for aspect but not for tense, mood, number, or pe…

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Hansen, Björn and Łaziński, Marek, “Infinitives, Constructions with”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief: Marc L. Greenberg, General Editor: Lenore A. Grenoble. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032465>
First published online: 2020

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