Aspectual Grammar and Past Time Reference

Aspectual Grammar and Past Time Reference

by Laura A. Michaelis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415156785

ISBN-13: 9780415156783

Pub. Date: 04/21/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This study presents a semantic framework for analysing all aspectual constructions in terms of the event state distinction, and describes the grammatical expression of aspectual meaning in terms of a theory of grammatical constructions. In this theory, grammatical constructions, like words, are conventionalized form-meaning pairs, which are best described not only

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This study presents a semantic framework for analysing all aspectual constructions in terms of the event state distinction, and describes the grammatical expression of aspectual meaning in terms of a theory of grammatical constructions. In this theory, grammatical constructions, like words, are conventionalized form-meaning pairs, which are best described not only with respect to their intrinsic semantic values, but also with respect to the functional oppositions in which they participate.

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ISBN-13:
9780415156783
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/21/1998
Series:
Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile:
1350L (what's this?)

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