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Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy

Aspect in English

A “Common-Sense” View of the Interplay between Verbal and Nominal Referents

Authors: Kabakciev, K.

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Based on an earlier edition published in 1992 in Bulgarian, this book offers a specific approach to one of the most controversial problems in linguistics. According to it, aspect is the result of a subtle and complex interplay between the referents of verbs and nouns in the sentence. Special attention is paid to the role nouns and noun phrases play in the explication of aspect in English (and similar languages). The grammatical marking of aspect is shown to be a compensatory phenomenon imposed by language structure. Comparisons made using Slavic (mainly Bulgarian) data reveal that compositional aspect is a mirror image of verbal aspect. When explicated compositionally, aspect is also determined by pragmatic factors. Ultimately, it is part of man's cognitive potential.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aspect in English
Book Subtitle
A “Common-Sense” View of the Interplay between Verbal and Nominal Referents
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy
Series Volume
75
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-9355-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-9355-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6538-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5548-4
Series ISSN
0924-4662
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 352
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