Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory

Aspectual Inquiries

Editors: Kempchinsky, Paula, Slabakova, Roumyana (Eds.)

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The study of the linguistic reflexes of aspect has been an active field of research in various sub-disciplines of linguistics, such as syntax, semantics (including discourse theory) and acquisition studies. However, communication and dissemination of results across these various subfields has often been indirect. The different angles brought together give us a comprehensive picture of the representation of aspect in the mind/brain of the speaker.

The papers in this volume represent the results of a workshop on the syntax, semantics and acquisition of aspect held in 2002 whose purpose was to foment active cross-disciplinary communication. A number of the papers examine the syntactic representation of lexical or situation aspect, while others focus on the syntactic interaction of lexical aspect with grammatical aspect, and of grammatical aspect and tense. Other papers examine the role of aspect in discourse representations, while a third group of papers reports on results of empirical studies on the acquisition of aspect in both first and second language acquisition, and patterns of loss of morphosyntactic reflexes of aspect in language attrition.

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"Aspectual inquiries is a highly coherent edited volume that contains important contributions to our understanding of aspectual distinctions in the lexicon, in the grammar, in language use, and in language development/breakdown. … I expect the book to be widely read in the generative linguistic community because of its relevance to the discussion on functional categories. The papers are well written and accessible enough that they can be used in (advanced) seminars on aspect as well." (Henriette de Swart, Language, Vol. 83 (4), 2007)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Articulated vPS and the Computation of Aspectual Classes

    Lisa Demena Travis

    Pages 69-93

  • Semi-Copulas

    Cristina Schmitt

    Pages 121-145

  • Aspect and Temporal Modification

    Hamida Demirdache, Myriam Uribe-Etxebarria

    Pages 191-221

  • Aspectual Entities and Tense in Discourse

    Carlota S. Smith

    Pages 223-237

  • Aspectual Viewpoints, Speech Act Functions and Discourse Structure

    Patrick Caudal, Laurent Roussarie

    Pages 265-290

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aspectual Inquiries
Editors
  • Paula Kempchinsky
  • Roumyana Slabakova
Series Title
Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
Series Volume
62
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3033-8
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3033-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3032-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3035-2
Series ISSN
0924-4670
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 460
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