Aspect and Meaning in Slavic and Indic

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Three features set this book apart from other recent publications on aspect. First, it looks closely at the language family, Slavic, that has been the main source of assumptions and data about aspect. Second, it looks upon the object of linguistic study, natural language, from an angle shared by thinkers on language whose prominence is still outside linguistics: Wittgenstein, Bakhtin, and Derrida. Third, the exploratory and contrastive account of aspect in Indic, chiefly in Bengali, which will no doubt evoke reactions from experts in these languages.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 51]  1989.  xxiii, 137 pp.
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Table of Contents
Foreword
Paul Friedrich
xi
List of figures and tables
xvii
Transcriptions, glosses, sources of examples
xix
Preface
xxi
Abbreviations
xxiii
Introduction: The magic of aspect
1
1. Aspect and its literature
5
2. Aspects and meanings: Slavic
17
3. Aspects and meanings: Indic
69
4. Comparison and contrastive analysis
95
5. Slavic, Indic, and ‘general aspect theory’
113
References
121
Index
133
“Chatterjee arrives at theoretically acute and empirically challenging comparisons in terms, primarily, of rules' (most of them negative rules) in both Slavic and Indic which seem to have been invalidated or at least seriously qualified by his research findings.”
Subjects

Philosophy

Philosophy
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  88007602