EMERGENCE OF AKTIONSARTEN: THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS ASPECT

@inproceedings{Gerasymova2010EMERGENCEOA,
  title={EMERGENCE OF AKTIONSARTEN: THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS ASPECT},
  author={Kateryna Gerasymova},
  year={2010}
}
Slavic aspect has remained a mystery for centuries and continues to fascinate linguists. The genesis of this intricate grammar category is even a greater puzzle. This paper aims at computationally reconstructing the prerequisite for aspect – the emergence of a system of markers for Aktionsarten. We present an experiment where artificial language users develop a conventional system as the consequence of their distributed choices in locally situated communicative acts. 
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