Cross-linguistic perspectives on the semantics of grammatical aspect / edited by Adeline Patard, Rea Peltola, Emmanuelle Roussel.

  • Multiple languages
  • English
  • French
Leiden ; Boston : Brill | Rodopi, 2019.
1 online resource (289 pages).


Summary note
The volume proposes original semantic analyses on items marking grammatical aspect. The contributions deal with structurally divergent languages, setting to the fore some less studied forms coding aspect, revisiting or challenging certain conventionalized views on aspectual categories and shedding light on interactions between aspect and modality, another multifaceted semantic category. In doing so, the volume is intended to emphasize the diversity of aspectual systems and the fuzzy semantics of grammatical aspect and help the reader to make their own mind on a topic traditionally viewed as a subcategory of verbal aspect together with lexical aspect. Contributors are Denis Apothéloz, Trang Phan and Nigel Duffield, Galia Hatav, Jens Fleischhauer and Ekaterina Gabrovska, Stephen M. Dickey, Adeline Patard, Laura Baranzini, Jaroslava Obrtelova.
Includes index.
Language note
In English and French.
  • Front Matter
  • Copyright Page
  • Introduction: Cross-Linguistic Perspectives on the Semantics of Grammatical Aspect / Adeline Patard , Rea Peltola and Emmanuelle Roussel
  • News on Perfects
  • La surcomposition verbale et ses emplois en français / Denis Apothéloz
  • The Vietnamese Perfect: A Compositional Analysis / Trang Phan and Nigel Duffield
  • Issues on Perfectivity
  • Perfectivity and Reference-Time Building / Galia Hatav
  • Perfectivity and Atelicity: The Role of Perfective Aspect in Aspectual Composition / Jens Fleischhauer and Ekaterina Gabrovska
  • Aspect Meets Modality and (Inter)subjectivity
  • Subjectivity, Intersubjectivity, and the Aspect of Imperatives in Slavic Languages / Stephen M. Dickey
  • To the Roots of Fake Tense and ‘Counterfactuality’ / Adeline Patard
  • Le « récit de récit » à l’ imparfait en italien : la piste évidentielle / Laura Baranzini
  • Grammatical Aspect Challenged
  • Discourse-Pragmatic Functions of Tense-Aspect Verb Forms in Wakhi / Jaroslava Obrtelova.
  • 10.1163/9789004401006
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