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Aspectual Grammar and Past Time Reference

By Laura A. Michaelis

Routledge – 2002 – 320 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics

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This study presents a semantic framework for analysing all aspectual constructions in terms of the event state distinction, and describes the grammatical expression of aspectual meaning in terms of a theory of grammatical constructions. In this theory, grammatical constructions, like words, are conventionalized form-meaning pairs, which are best described not only with respect to their intrinsic semantic values, but also with respect to the functional oppositions in which they participate.

Name: Aspectual Grammar and Past Time Reference (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Laura A. Michaelis. This study presents a semantic framework for analysing all aspectual constructions in terms of the event state distinction, and describes the grammatical expression of aspectual meaning in terms of a theory of grammatical constructions. In this theory,...
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