Theoretical and Crosslinguistic Approaches to the Semantics of Aspect

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The papers in this volume investigate the semantics of aspect from both a theoretical and a crosslinguistic point of view, in a wide range of languages from a number of different language families. The papers are all informed by the belief that a thorough exposure to the expression of aspect crosslinguistically is crucial for progress in understanding how the semantics of aspect works and what the semantic basis of aspectual distinctions is. The languages discussed include Russian, English, Dutch, Hebrew, Mandarin, Japanese and Kalaallisut. The issues discussed in this volume include the centrality of measuring and counting in an understanding of telicity; the importance of the singular/plural distinction in the study of aspect; the importance of homogeneity as a property of event types; the flexibility of lexical classes; and the interaction between expressions of aspect and the particular morphosyntactic structure of a language.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 110]  2008.  viii, 453 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Susan Rothstein
Part I. Tense, aspect and Vendler classes
1. Lexicalized meaning and the internal temporal structure of events
Malka Rappaport Hovav
2. Telicity, atomicity and the Vendler classification of verbs
Susan Rothstein
3. Aspects of a typology of direction
Joost Zwarts
4. 1066: On the differences between the tense-perspective-aspect systems of English and Dutch
Fred Landman
5. Tenses for the living and the dead: Lifetime inferences reconsidered
Anita Mittwoch
Part II. Issues in Slavic aspect
6. Formal and informal semantics of telicity
Еlena Paducheva and Мati Pentus
7. Events and maximalization: The case of telicity and perfectivity
Hana Filip
8. Aspect and bounded quantity complements in Russian
Hans Robert Mehlig
9. Negation, intensionality, and aspect: Interaction with NP semantics
Barbara H. Partee
Part III. Aspect in non-Indoeuropean languages
10. Habituality and the habitual aspect
Nora Boneh and Edit Doron
11. Aspectual universals of temporal anaphora
Maria Bittner
12. The syntax and semantics of change/transition: Evidence from Mandarin Chinese
Hooi Ling Soh
13. Bare nouns and telicity in Japanese
Keiko Yoshida
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BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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