Fake imperfective imperatives in Slavic

  • Silje Susanne Alvestad University of Oslo


This paper is based on a comparative corpus study of aspect use in Slavic imperatives. Two important findings in this study are, first, that there is a cross-Slavic variation in aspect use, and second, that IPF is strikingly widespread. I argue that both findings are connected to the phenomenon of aspectual competition and the fact that the Slavic languages resolve cases of aspectual competition in different ways.

Author Biography

Silje Susanne Alvestad, University of Oslo
Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages