Verbal Aspect in Discourse

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In the light of growing insights into the universal temporal-semantic nature of aspectual distinctions, today's aspectology has broadened its attention from restrictedly event-defining functions of aspect on the sentence level towards its primary perspectival functions on the discourse/situation level. Hereby it attempts to relate these functions to each other in ways that stimulate consistently language processing on a more solid perceptual-conceptual and pragmatic basis. Reflecting in various ways this general tendency. The 13 papers collected in this volume are oriented to four fields of research: (1) Developmental properties of aspect and tense; (2) Ideo-pragmatic and conceptual-semantic correlates of aspect and the perspectival organisation of discourse; (3) Aspect, case and discourse; (4) and Aspect in literary discourse. The editor's Introduction gives a comprehensive survey of contemporary aspectology and its development towards a proper integration of discourse/situation conditions. Besides cross-linguistic considerations (including English), the languages analyzed specifically are Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, French and Finnish.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 5]  1990.  xvi, 490 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
Nils B. Thelin
vii
List of Contributors
xvii
Introduction: Verbal Aspect in Discourse$$On the State of the Art
Nils B. Thelin
3
1. Developmental properties of aspect and tense
On the Concept of Time: Prolegomena to A Theory of Aspect and Tense in Narrative Discourse
Nils B. Thelin
91
The Functional Evolution of Aspects in Russian
Kyril T. Holden
131
Discourse Functions of Tense-Aspect in French: Dynamic Synchrony
Linda R. Waugh
159
2. Ideo-pragmatic and conceptual-semantic correlates of aspect and the perspectival organisation of discourse
Notes on the “Metaphysics” of Russian Aspect
Boris Gasparov
191
Verbal Aspect, Discourse Saliency, and the So-Called “Perfect of Result” in Modern Russian
Catherine V. Chvany
213
Discourse Analysis of Aorist and Imperfect in Bulgarian and French
Jean-Pierre Desclés and Zlatka Guentchéva
237
Narrative Context and Russian Aspect
Grace E. Fielder
263
Temporal and Semantic Factors Affecting Russian Aspect Choice in Questions
Patricia R. Chaput
285
Russian Aspect in Questions: Information and Invariance in Discourse
Peter T. Merrill
307
3. Aspect, case and discourse
The Aspectual Case of Predicative Nouns in Lithuanian Texts
Alan Timberlake
325
On Finnish “Aspect” in Discourse
Hannu Tommola
349
4. Aspect in Russian literacy discourse
Aspect in Textual Deep Structure: On the Message Theme of Puškin’s The Bronze Horseman
Andre G.F. van Holk
367
Narrative Description or Descriptive Narration: Problems of Aspectualityt in Čechov
Peter Alberg Jensen
383
Index of proper names
411
Index of Languages
416
Index of Topics
418
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  90038712