The Semantics of English Aspectual Complementation

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789027710109
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 11/30/1979
  • Series: Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy Series , #8
  • Edition description: 1979
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 173
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.42 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

I. Methodology and Theoretical Assumptions.- 1.1. Theoretical Framework.- 1.2. Methods of Analysis: Presupposition and Consequence.- 1.3. Aspect.- 1.3.1. Aspectual Constructions.- 1.3.2. Aspectual Distinctions.- 1.3.3. Aspectualizers Defined.- 1.4. The Corpus.- II. Aspectualizers and Events.- 2.1. Why an Event Analysis.- 2.2. The Philosophical Treatment of Events.- 2.3. A Temporal Analysis of Events.- 2.3.1. A Description of Onset, Nucleus, and Coda.- 2.3.2. Formal Conditions for Onset, Nucleus, and Coda.- 2.4. Other Philosophical Categories.- 2.4.1. Events as Compared with Activities, Actions, and Processes.- 2.4.2. Events as Distinct from Propositions and Objects.- III. Events and Aspectual Verb-Types: Activities, Accomplishments, Achievements, States, and Series.- 3.1. Events and Aspectual Verb-types.- 3.2. Distinguishing Among Activities, Accomplishments, Achievements, States, and Series.- IV. A Detailed Characterization of Aspectualizers — I: Begin and Start Compared.- 4.1. Descriptive Approach: Syntactic and Semantic Properties.- 4.2. Begin and Start.- V. A Detailed Characterization of Aspectualizers — II: Continue, Keep, Resume, and Repeat Compared.- 5.1. Keep and Continue compared.- 5.2. Resume.- 5.3. Repeat.- VI. A Detailed Characterization of Aspectualizers — III: Stop, Quit, and Cease Compared.- 6.1. Stop and Quit Compared.- 6.2. Stop and Cease.- VII. A Detailed Characterization of Aspectualizers — IV: Finish, End, and Complete Compared.- 7.1. Finish and End Compared.- 7.2. Finish and Complete.- VIII. A Summary of the Syntactic and Semantic Characteristics of Aspectualizers.- 8.1. The Syntactic Form of the Complements.- 8.2. to V and V-ing Compared.- 8.3. Presuppositions, Consequences, and Co-occurrences with Different Aspectual Verb-types.- 8.4. Other Properties of Aspectualizers Summarized.- Table I: Aspectualizers with Noun Objects.- Table II: Presuppositions and Consequences of Aspectualizers.- Table III: Aspectualizers with Different Complement Verb-types.- Data Sources.- Index of Names.- Index of Subjects.

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