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A Language Strategy for Aspect: Encoding Aktionsarten through Morphology

  title={A Language Strategy for Aspect: Encoding Aktionsarten through Morphology},
  author={Kateryna Gerasymova and Michael Spranger and Katrien Beuls},
This chapter explores a possible language strategy for verbalizing aspect: the encoding of Aktionsarten by means of morphological markers. The Russian tense-aspect system is used as a model. We first operationalize this system and reconstruct the learning operators needed for acquiring it. Then we perform a first language formation experiment in which a novel system of Aktionsarten emerges and gets coordinated between agents, driven by a need for higher expressivity. 
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