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Rethinking the syntax of aspect

Rethinking the syntax of aspect

Arche, Maria (2018) Rethinking the syntax of aspect. Invited Talk Autonomous University of Barcelona. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

There is wide consensus at the moment that the category of aspect is in charge of introducing a temporal point of view. Also, it is generally accepted that aspect establishes a relation between two intervals, namely, the time the sentence refers to (the so-called topic time) and the time the situation runs over (event-time) (Klein 1994, 2009; Demirdache & Uribe-Etxebarria 2000, 2004, 2014, Kratzer 1998, a.o.). In this talk I discuss some issues with such a dyadic conception bringing evidence from Spanish progressive forms. In particular, I will discuss the differences between the analytical imperfective and perfective progressives and between them and their synthetic corresponding forms.

Item Type: Other
Additional Information: This is an invited talk about the syntax of Aspect that uncovers formal issues in the syntactic approach to aspect that has become general wisdom in the past twenty years.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Syntax, semantics, aspect, intervals, progressive
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: 23 Jun 2018 02:29
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/20148

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