Aspect An Introduction to the Study of Verbal Aspect and Related Problems

ISBN-10: 0521290457
ISBN-13: 9780521290456
Edition: 1976
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 1976
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/3/1976
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 156
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction
Definition of aspect
Meaning and form
Terminology
Structure of the book
General reading
Perfective and imperfective
Perfective
Definition of perfectivity
Perfectivity and other aspectual values
Imperfective
Habitual
Habitual and other aspectual values
Progressive
Aspect and inherent meaning
Punctual and durative
Telic and atelic
State and dynamic situation
Perfect
Types of perfect
Perfect of result
Experiential perfect
Perfect of persistent situation
Perfect of recent past
Perfect and other aspects
Prospective aspect
Aspect and tense
Perfective, present, and future
Aspectual distinctions restricted to certain tenses
Narrative Present
Combined tense/aspect oppositions
Aspect and time reference in tenseless languages
Aspect and voice
Formal expression of aspectual oppositions
Morphology of aspect
Prefixing in Balto-Slavonic, Georgian, and Hungarian
Combined tense/aspect morphology
Syntactic expressions of aspectual oppositions
Locative expressions of aspectual oppositions
Progressive and imperfective aspect
Contingent state
Direction and aspect
Perfect as present plus past
Perfect and inferential
Markedness
Markedness and semantics
Markedness and morphology
Neutralisation
Markedness and frequency
Markedness and context
Degree of markedness
Language guide
Genetic classification of languages cited
Aspectual systems of individual languages
English
Slavonic (Russian, Bulgarian, Old Church Slavonic)
Romance (French, Spanish)
Greek (Ancient Greek, Modern Greek)
Chinese (Mandarin)
Other languages (Turkish, ChiBemba)
Recent approaches to aspect
Localist theory of aspect
Feature analysis
Model-theoretic semantics
References
Index

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