Article published In:Revue Romane
Vol. 47:1 (2012) ► pp.25–48
Some examples of iterative aspect, especially in French literature, show a highly complex structure : the iteration does not concern a single eventuality, but a combination of eventualities. In order to deal with these facts, we introduce a new category in the grammar of aspect : the cluster of eventualities. Through the analysis of attested examples, we describe the semantic properties of this new entity, which appears useful also for the analysis of some singulative sequences.
Article language: French