Aspect: An Introduction to the Study of Verbal Aspect and Related Problems by Bernard ComrieAspect: An Introduction to the Study of Verbal Aspect and Related Problems by Bernard Comrie

Aspect: An Introduction to the Study of Verbal Aspect and Related Problems

byBernard Comrie

Paperback | June 25, 1976

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An introduction to the general linguistic study of aspect. Topics covered include the relation of tense and aspect, the morphology and the semantics of aspect, and structuralist and philosophical approaches. Dr Comrie draws his examples particularly from English and the Slavonic and Romance languages, but also from Arabic, Chinese, Welsh, Greek and a variety of others. This is the first study of aspect, considered as a general linguistic phenomenon. It is intended for students of individual languages as well as for students of linguistics.
Title:Aspect: An Introduction to the Study of Verbal Aspect and Related ProblemsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:156 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.35 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.35 inPublished:June 25, 1976Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521290457

ISBN - 13:9780521290456

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Table of Contents

Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Perfective and imperfective; 2. Aspect and inherent meaning; 3. Perfect; 4. Aspect and tense; 5. Formal expression of aspectual oppositions; 6. Markedness; Appendices; References; Index.

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An introduction to the general linguistic study of aspect. Topics covered include the relation of tense and aspect, the morphology and the semantics of aspect, and structuralist and philosophical approaches. Dr. Comrie draws his examples particularly from English and the Slavonic and Romance languages, but also from Arabic, Chinese, Welsh, Greek and a variety of others.This is the first study of aspect, considered as a general linguistic phenomenon. It is intended for students of individual languages as well as for students of linguistics.