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Title: The Syntactic Nature of Inner Aspect
Subtitle: A minimalist perspective
Written By: JonathanE.MacDonald
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LA%20133
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 133
Description:

This book explores the syntactic nature of inner aspect from a minimalist
perspective. It begins with the new observation that there are two
independent properties at play in English inner aspect: the object-to-event
mapping and event structure. From a discussion of English statives and
Russian, it is concluded that the former property is variant and the latter
universal; a minimalist conception of language variation arises naturally
in this context. Additionally, an exploration of a lexical derivational
approach to achievements leads to the expectation that there are no
accomplishments in the lexicon. A detailed look at idioms suggests that
this expectation is met. These results support the division of labor
between an operative lexicon and narrow syntax in aspectual composition;
this naturally poses a problem for (neo-)constructional approaches to inner
aspect. Finally, one conclusion reached about the syntactic nature of inner
aspect regards the object-to-event mapping: it is a purely syntactic
phenomenon.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Syntax
Subject Language(s): English
Russian
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ISBN: 9027255164
ISBN-13: 9789027255167
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ISBN-13: 9789027289865
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