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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 (Unpublished)

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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 / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Centre for Research & Enterprise in Linguistics (CREL)
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS)
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2021 15:21

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