Aspect and Aktionsart: towards a semantic distinction

  title={Aspect and Aktionsart: towards a semantic distinction},
  author={Charles Bache},
  journal={Journal of Linguistics},
  pages={57 - 72}
  • Charles Bache
  • Published 1 March 1982
  • Linguistics
  • Journal of Linguistics
The Slavonic notion of ‘vid’ (= ‘aspect’) has recently received much attention from the viewpoint of general linguistics. Not surprisingly, perhaps, some of the major contributions to the study of aspect as a general metalinguistic category are offered by linguists who are anxious to treat aspect in terms so general that the category applies to as many specific problem areas in non-Slavonic languages as possible (such as the opposition between the so-called progressive and non-progressive forms… 

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