Anatomy of the Verb

The Gothic Verb as a Model for a Unified Theory of Aspect, Actional Types, and Verbal Velocity. (Part I: Theory; Part II: Application)

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The continuing debate over the existence or non-existence of formal verbal aspect in Gothic triggered the author to write this monograph whose aim is to provide a completely new foundation for a theory of aspect and related features. Gothic, with its limited corpus, representing a translation of the Greek, and showing interesting parallels with Slavic verbal constructions, serves and an illustrative model for the theory. In Part I the author argues that a unified theory of aspect, actional types, and verbal velocity presented there possesses an internal logic and is not at variance with observed facts in various Indo-European languages. In Part II an analysis is presented of the Gothic verb system which seeks to explain the much-disputed function of ga- and to solve the problem of Gothic aspect and actional types which does no violence either to the Gothic text or the Greek original.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 4]  1979.  x, 351 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
v
Abbreviations
ix
Introduction
1
Part I. Theory
I. Language and Reality
17
II. Predicational Bidimensionality
23
III. Multipartite Actions and the Pulse Theory of Actional Energy
35
IV. Verbal Velocities and the Classification of Verbs
43
V. Predicational Time and the Present
57
VI. Non-Present Actions and Aspect
71
Excursus: Duration and Aspect
80
VII. Aspectual Contrasts
83
Excursus: The Historical Present
89
VIII. Actional Types and Partial Actions
91
IX. Multiple Actions
113
X. The Perfect
117
XI. Aspect and Predicational Types
123
XII. Summary
137
Part II. Application
I. The Use of Gothic Aspect: Conditioning Factors
143
1. Gothic, Greek, and Slavic
143
2. Tense
145
3. Imperatives and Subjunctives of Command
147
4. Participles
149
5. Passive Voice
153
6. Negative Reports
159
II. Aspect and Predicational Types in Gothic
161
1. Punctuals
162
2. Strong Processives
166
3. Moderate Processives
197
4. Weak Processives
275
5. Statals
287
6. Multiple Type Verbs
293
7. Problems and Special Cases
307
III. Gothic Point-Oriented Compounds
315
Afterword
321
Bibliography
325
Index of Gothic Verbs
337
General Index
345
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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