Author: Olga Borik, New University of Russia
Hardback: ISBN: 0199291284 Pages: 240 Price: U.K. £ 55.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0199291292 Pages: 240 Price: U.K. £ 19.99
This book investigates the temporal structure of language. It deals with central issues in the understanding of tense and aspect, proposes a new approach to the main problems in the area, and seeks to establish the universal semantic properties of two important and contentious aspectual categories, perfectivity and imperfectivity. In doing so, it reveals previously unsuspected similarities between Russian and English.