A Theory of Aspectuality: The Interaction between Temporal by Henk J. Verkuyl

By Henk J. Verkuyl

Sentences could pertain to states or methods or occasions. they might show boundedness, period, repetition, frequency, and plenty of other kinds of temporality. How do they do that? Henk Verkuyl provides the following a conception approximately aspectual homes of sentences in traditional languages. A thought of Aspectuality brings jointly the fruit of his pondering at the topic during the last twenty years, and should curiosity all these engaged on element and the semantics of noun words. It can provide to be a huge contribution to our figuring out of the topic.

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