This paper surveys the progressive and resultative morphology of Japanese, Chinese, Korean and English, and argues that although the distinction between perfective and imperfective is the most fundamental of aspectual distinctions, analysis of these languages reveals that this distinction can sometimes be murky. A unified account of the imperfective morphology in these languages is presented which relies on the interaction of inherent aspect and viewpoint aspect markers (Smith 1991). It is suggested that the differences among these languages are the results of the different patterns and degrees of grammaticization of their imperfective markers.
2023. L1 acquisition of the tense-aspect markers -ess (past-perfective) and -ko iss (imperfective) in Korean. Journal of Child Language 50:3 ► pp. 736 ff.
Ryu, Ju‐Yeon, Kaoru Horie & Yasuhiro Shirai
2015. Acquisition of the Korean Imperfective Aspect Markers –ko iss– and –a iss– by Japanese Learners: A Multiple‐Factor Account. Language Learning 65:4 ► pp. 791 ff.
Sugaya, Natsue & Yasuhiro Shirai
2007. THE ACQUISITION OF PROGRESSIVE AND RESULTATIVE MEANINGS OF THE IMPERFECTIVE ASPECT MARKER BY L2 LEARNERS OF JAPANESE: Transfer, Universals, or Multiple Factors?. Studies in Second Language Acquisition 29:01
2003. The parameter of actionality. Linguistic Typology 6:3
2012. Dos Progresivos y dos Resultativos en el Mapudungun. LIAMES: Línguas Indígenas Americanas 1:1 ► pp. 63 ff.
2023. Classification of Verbal Actions in Typologically Unrelated Languages. In Cognitive Implications for Raising Cross-language Awareness in Foreign Language Acquisition, ► pp. 63 ff.
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