Aspect in Grammatical Variation

| York University, Toronto
ISBN 9789027234865 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027287472 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
The articles in this edited volume represent a range of approaches to studying the role of verbal aspect in grammatical variation. Issues addressed include: defining the variable context; operationalizing aspectual distinctions as factors conditioning linguistic variation; and the appropriate number of aspectual distinctions and levels. Apart from bringing to light various methodological and analytical issues, this volume gathers together a unique collection of original research, based on spoken- and written-language corpora, of an array of languages and linguistic varieties: African American Vernacular English, Caribbean English and English-based creole, Indian English, Newfoundland English, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese, Ecuadorian Spanish, Mexican Spanish, and Peninsular Spanish. This volume should not only benefit research on grammatical variation but also be of interest more generally to the study of verbal aspect.
[Studies in Language Variation, 6]  2010.  vi, 150 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
James A. Walker
Chapter 2. Grammaticalization paths as variable contexts in weak complementarity in Spanish
Scott A. Schwenter and Rena Torres Cacoullos
Chapter 3. Aspectual periphrases and syntactic variation in Brazilian Portuguese
Ronald Beline Mendes
Chapter 4. Aspect and the English Present Perfect: What can be coded?
Gerard Van Herk
Chapter 5. Coding compositional aspect in French
Carmen LeBlanc
Chapter 6. Breaking old habits: Syntactic constraints underlying habitual effects in Newfoundland English
Becky Childs and Gerard Van Herk
Chapter 7. Affairs of state: Defining and coding stativity in English and English-based Creole
James A. Walker
Chapter 8. A new methodology for the study of aspect in contact: Past and progressive in Indian English
Devyani Sharma and Ashwini Deo
Chapter 9. Expressing tense and aspect: The case of adult Chinese-Spanish speakers in Ecuador
Hsiao-Ping Biehl
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BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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