Predicate Nominal Sentences with the Hebrew ze and Its Russian Counterpart eto

In: Journal of Jewish Languages
Author: Olga Kagan 1
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  • 1 Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel

The article is devoted to Hebrew predicate nominal sentences in which the lexical item ze fulfills a copula-like function. A hypothesis is put forward according to which the demonstrative ze has acquired its new function under the influence of Slavic contact languages.

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