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Perspectives on Aspect

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ISBN-10: 1402032315

ISBN-13: 9781402032318

Edition: 2005

Authors: Henk J. Verkuyl, Henriette De Swart, Angeliek Van Hout

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The aim of this book is two-fold: to offer a retrospective view on the past thirty years of research on aspectuality and temporality as well as to develop new perspectives on the future development of the field. Articles contain overviews of the development of the field and/or present the state of the art of current research, suggesting new and upcoming lines of research. An important theme throughout the book is typological variation, and the relevance of empirical data for theory formation. Together the articles in the book take a wide crosslinguistic scope including aspectual analyses of English, and two varieties of English: African American English and Colloquial Singapore English,…    
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Book details

List price: $99.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 11/17/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Preface Affiliations
Introducing perspectives on aspect
Aspectual composition: Surveying the ingredients
Quantized direct objects don't delimit after all
Quantification and aspect
Prepositions and results in Italian and English: An analysis from event decomposition
Atelicity, pluractionality, and adverbial quantification
On accumulating and having it all
Perfectivity, prefixes and bare arguments
Adverbs of completion in an event semantics
Eventualities, grammar, and language diversity
From habituals to futures: discerning the path of diachronic development
Perfective aspect and accomplishment situations in Mandarin Chinese
The past perfective and present perfect in African-American English
Tense and aspectual be in child African American English
Unmarked already: Aspectual expressions in two varieties of English