Aspectual Inquiries by Paula Kempchinsky, Roumyana Slabakova (auth.), Paula

By Paula Kempchinsky, Roumyana Slabakova (auth.), Paula Kempchinsky, Roumyana Slabakova (eds.)

The learn of the linguistic reflexes of element has been an energetic box of analysis in quite a few sub-disciplines of linguistics, corresponding to syntax, semantics (including discourse thought) and acquisition stories. even though, conversation and dissemination of effects throughout those a variety of subfields has usually been oblique. the several angles introduced jointly provide us a entire photo of the illustration of point within the mind/brain of the speaker.

The papers during this quantity symbolize the result of a workshop at the syntax, semantics and acquisition of element held in 2002 whose objective was once to foment energetic cross-disciplinary communique. the various papers learn the syntactic illustration of lexical or state of affairs point, whereas others specialize in the syntactic interplay of lexical element with grammatical point, and of grammatical element and annoying. different papers study the position of element in discourse representations, whereas a 3rd team of papers studies on result of empirical stories at the acquisition of point in either first and moment language acquisition, and styles of lack of morphosyntactic reflexes of element in language attrition.

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A few more comments are in order here concerning cases such as more than three apples, several apples, some apples and similar examples. For Krifka, they were cumulative, and in fact, non-quantized, as it is certainly not the case that every proper subset of more than three apples must be distinct from more than three apples. For Kiparsky's definition they continue to be cumulative, of course. Are they divisive, however? , more than three apples. , four apples, which is more than three, thereby passing the divisiveness test.

A few more comments are in order here concerning cases such as more than three apples, several apples, some apples and similar examples. For Krifka, they were cumulative, and in fact, non-quantized, as it is certainly not the case that every proper subset of more than three apples must be distinct from more than three apples. For Kiparsky's definition they continue to be cumulative, of course. Are they divisive, however? , more than three apples. , four apples, which is more than three, thereby passing the divisiveness test.

There exists a basic distinction between stative and non-stative or active situation types, and among the non-stative situation types there is a subdivision between those that involve a process (and thereby require an agent to perform, effect or instigate the process), and those that do not. The former class consists of activities and accomplishments. Thus, both Euchee and Lakhota have event-based subject splits, although the determining factors in each language are slightly different, and the splits are subtly different: In Euchee a non-agentive subject of an active predicate patterns with an agentive one, whereas in Lakhota the two kinds of subjects pattern differently.

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