Building Up Aspect: A study of aspect and related categories in Bulgarian, with parallels in English and French - Contemporary Studies in Descriptive Linguistics 6 (Paperback)
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Building Up Aspect: A study of aspect and related categories in Bulgarian, with parallels in English and French - Contemporary Studies in Descriptive Linguistics 6 (Paperback)

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This book addresses the problems of the nature of the category of aspect, its formal expression and its relation to Action modes, to the Aorist/Imperfect and Perfect/Non-Perfect distinctions. The discussion is largely based on data from Bulgarian - a Slavonic language where aspect as a grammatical category systematically coexists not only with verbal prefixation, but also with temporal boundedness, correlation and, in the nominal sphere, definiteness. Cross-language parallels with English and French data and the mapping of Bulgarian structures to notions drawn from the "western" tradition of aspectual study result in the outline of a framework for an integrated study of the expression of aspectuality in languages belonging to different language groups. Refuting existing views of aspect as a "compensatory" phenomenon for nominal definiteness, the book presents arguments in favour of a systematic relation between verbal prefixation and NP quantification in Slavonic languages and of a compositional, syntactic dimension of aspectual analysis.

Publisher: Verlag Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039105588
Number of pages: 243
Weight: 370 g
Dimensions: 150 x 220 mm
Edition: New edition

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