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The Resource A theory of aspectuality : the interaction between temporal and atemporal structure, Henk J. Verkuyl, (electronic book)

A theory of aspectuality : the interaction between temporal and atemporal structure, Henk J. Verkuyl, (electronic book)

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A theory of aspectuality : the interaction between temporal and atemporal structure
Title
A theory of aspectuality
Title remainder
the interaction between temporal and atemporal structure
Statement of responsibility
Henk J. Verkuyl
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Sentences may pertain to states or processes or events. They may express duration, frequency, habituality, and many other forms of temporality. How do they do this? It is the aspectual properties of sentences in natural languages which allow the user to express a temporal structure, and Henk Verkuyl presents a unified formal system to account for them. He explains aspectuality in terms of the opposition between terminative aspect and durative aspect, and describes the way in which terminative aspect is compositionally formed on the basis of semantic information expressed by different syntactic elements, in particular the verb and its arguments. The aim is to determine which semantic conditions make a sentence terminative; but at least ten different forms of durative aspectuality are also treated. All are drawn into a theory which can account for both terminative and durative aspectuality together. A Theory of Aspectuality draws together into a coherent whole the author's thinking on the subject over the last twenty years, and will interest all those working on aspect and the semantics of noun phrases. It promises to be a major new contribution to our understanding of the subject
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UkCbUP
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Verkuyl, H. J
Index
index present
LC call number
P281
LC item number
.V43 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Studies in Linguistics
Series volume
64
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  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Generative Grammar
  • Semantics
  • Language and logic
Label
A theory of aspectuality : the interaction between temporal and atemporal structure, Henk J. Verkuyl, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 373-385) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511597848
Extent
xviii, 393 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780511597848
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
A theory of aspectuality : the interaction between temporal and atemporal structure, Henk J. Verkuyl, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 373-385) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511597848
Extent
xviii, 393 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780511597848
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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