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In this article it is analysed the correlations between the category of verbal aspect and the semantic charge of the Old-Russian prefix
pro- inside the text of Zadonshchina. In spite of the fact that this
text is deprived of its original, from its Kirillo-Belozerskii and Undolskii copies, which reveal to be its sole exemplar in the short redaction and its best exemplar in the long redaction , we can get an idea of its proto-text.
On the base of the scientific literature, for the prefixed verbs with pro- of the Zadonshchina, once their prefixal semantic charge is determined (only-spatial, spatial-resultative, temporal-resultative, only-resultative), their possible aspectual pairs are searched for. To find them: the formal means, by which to realize the pairs, and their first chronological attestations, are established thanks to the dictionaries of Old-Russian, whereas their functional content is predetermined by the derivative relation between the Aktionsarten classes of their members. It will be shown tendencies in the formation of different aspectual pairs from different types of prefixal semantic charge.

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M. Sacchini

Samara National Research University

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