Article published in:Tense-Aspect-Modality in a Second Language: Contemporary perspectives
Edited by Martin Howard and Pascale Leclercq
[Studies in Bilingualism 50] 2017
► pp. 53–73
The grammatical representation of aspect
Context-focused analysis of decontextualized prompt sentences
The construct of aspect spans a broad range of meanings, starting with the very basic description of temporality conveyed by the predicate alone (lexical aspect) to the maximum descriptive level of representation of temporality conveyed by discourse structures (narrativity) and pragmatics in general (viewpoint aspect). Given this multifaceted definition of aspect, it is important to assess whether the investigation of the second language acquisition of aspect takes into account such a complex construct. For instance, it is possible that – as they develop their knowledge of the target language – L2 learners gradually incorporate specific semantic, discursive and pragmatic information to their selection of morphological markings. As the range of information relevant to making use of aspectual distinctions expands, learners must reconcile possible contradicting pieces of information provided by the various complementary contextual levels of information. This chapter will describe the consequence of selecting specific ranges of meanings associated with a contextualized definition of aspect.
Published online: 15 February 2017
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