aktionsart and aspect

From: Mari Broman Olsen (molsen@umiacs.umd.edu)
Date: Mon May 05 1997 - 09:53:22 EDT

Aktionsart is generally used to refer to what I call 'lexical aspect':
 the inherent properties of the verb that indicate how it unfolds
through time (state vs. event, punctiliar vs. durative, and bounded or
not). Grammatical aspect is used for imperfective vs. perfective
oppositions, which can interact with lexical aspect, yielding similar
meanings. Aspect is used as a cover term to both. I try to constrain
how they interact in my account.


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