The Syntax of Aspect in Thai

  title={The Syntax of Aspect in Thai},
  author={Jean-Pierre Koenig and Nuttanart Muansuwan},
  journal={Natural Language \& Linguistic Theory},
Abstract.This paper describes the syntax and semantics of the aspect system of Thai. Its interaction between linear order and scope has not been described in detail in the previous literature and its complexity makes it particularly relevant to discussions of the similarity of syntactic and semantic structures. It is argued that Thai presents challenges to some hypotheses about the interface between the syntax and semantics of semantic modifiers, in particular, Cinque’s (1999) hypothesis that… Expand
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