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LINGUIST List 19.1248

Sat Apr 12 2008

Books: Semantics/Morphology/Syntax: Rothstein (Ed)

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Theoretical and Crosslinguistic Approaches to the Semantics of Aspect: Rothstein (Ed)

Message 1: Theoretical and Crosslinguistic Approaches to the Semantics of Aspect: Rothstein (Ed)
Date: 10-Apr-2008
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Theoretical and Crosslinguistic Approaches to the Semantics of Aspect: Rothstein (Ed)
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Title: Theoretical and Crosslinguistic Approaches to the Semantics of
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 110
Published: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LA%20110

Editor: Susan Rothstein
Hardback: ISBN: 9027233748 9789027233745 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 120.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027233748 9789027233745 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 162.00

The papers in this volume investigate the semantics of aspect from both a
theoretical and a crosslinguistic point of view, in a wide range of
languages from a number of different language families. The papers are all
informed by the belief that a thorough exposure to the expression of aspect
crosslinguistically is crucial for progress in understanding how the
semantics of aspect works and what the semantic basis of aspectual
distinctions is. The languages discussed include Russian, English, Dutch,
Hebrew, Mandarin, Japanese and Kalaallisut. The issues discussed in this
volume include the centrality of measuring and counting in an understanding
of telicity; the importance of the singular/plural distinction in the study
of aspect; the importance of homogeneity as a property of event types; the
flexibility of lexical classes; and the interaction between expressions of
aspect and the particular morphosyntactic structure of a language.

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology

Written In: English (eng )

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