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The Seeds of Aspect

The Seeds of Aspect

Arche, Mariá J. (2018) The Seeds of Aspect. In: Invited Talk at Pompeu Fabra university, 22nd April 2018, Barcelona, Spain. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This presentation evaluates the two most influential hypotheses about the the acquisition of aspect up to date, namely, the Lexical Aspect Hypothesis (Andersen 1986) and the Discourse Hypothesis (Bardovi-Harlig 1994) from a formal perspective. It is argued that the two hypotheses are based on constructs of different nature and have different theoretical status. In particular it is argued that the rational underpinning Lexical Aspect Hypothesis is dubious while the Discourse Hypothesis rests on firmer grounds, since Aspect can be proved to contain a syntactic head sensitive to discursive information.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Viewpoint Aspect, Acquisition, Theory, Lexical Aspect, Discourse
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Applied Linguistics Research Group
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Centre for Applied Research and Outreach in Language Education (CAROLE)
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Literature, Language & Theatre
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2018 11:06
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/20144

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