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Pros and Cons of the English Aspect

Publication: Analele Universității „Alexandru Ioan Cuza” din Iași. Secțiunea IIIe. Lingvistică, LV, Section Gramatică, p. 55-64
Publisher:Editura Universităţii „Alexandru Ioan Cuza”
Abstract:After a brief explanatory word on the distinction between ‘aspect’ and ‘Aktionsart’ (alternative label: ‘lexical aspect’) in Section 1, the author of the present contribution surveys the wide array of aspectual subcategories in Section 2, then proceeds to highlight the major macrogeneric features of the two categories exhibited by English in this grammatical province – Progressive and Perfect – in the following two sections, with a main focus on the motley assortment of lexical and grammatical means of expressing aspectuality in Section V, and a final zoom on the frustratingly tenuous, at times, imperfective-perfective opposition.
Language: English

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References in this publication: 2

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