Aktionsart and its Interplay with Voice by Tobias Rösch

Aktionsart and its Interplay with Voice

byTobias Rösch

Kobo ebook | November 17, 2009

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Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1,3, University of Freiburg, language: English, abstract: The present paper is concerned with the interfaces between the verbal categories of aktionsart and voice. Despite the fact that aktionsarten have been known since antiquity, there still seems to be a certain amount of both terminological and conceptual confusion with respect to aktionsarten. A general definition most linguists can agree on involves the notion that aktionsart (which in most publications is referred to as lexical aspect) basically represents an immanent property of the verb assigning temporal information to a given lexical item. Lexical aspect differs from grammatical aspect in that it is restricted to verb semantics; neither does it include subdivisions based on conjugated forms of a verb, nor does it take into account the syntactico-semantic processes found on the sentential level.

Title:Aktionsart and its Interplay with VoiceFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 17, 2009Publisher:GRIN PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3640473450

ISBN - 13:9783640473458