Re: aktionsart and aspect

From: Jonathan Robie (
Date: Mon May 05 1997 - 10:30:08 EDT

At 09:53 AM 5/5/97 -0400, Mari Broman Olsen wrote:
>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.

This is a relief - I was afraid life was going to get even more complicated!


Jonathan Robie
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