Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online

Get access

Participles, Constructions with
(4,000 words)

Slavic participles (verb forms that can be used for adnominal modification) are highly multifunctional. In modern languages, they occur in a wide range of clause-linkage constructions, such as restrictive and nonrestrictive relative clauses, depictive secondary predications, and nonfinite complement clauses. In some older varieties, they were also used in the dative absolute construction with the meaning of attendant circumstance. In addition, -n-/-t- participles, attested in all Slavic languages, are involved in forming grammaticalized passive, resultati…

Cite this page
Shagal, Ksenia, “Participles, Constructions with”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief General Editor Marc L. Greenberg, Lenore A. Grenoble. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032535>
First published online: 2020



▲   Back to top   ▲