Re: Pragmatic/Semantic

From: Jonathan Robie (
Date: Wed Mar 18 1998 - 19:52:55 EST

At 10:59 AM 3/18/98 -0800, Dale M. Wheeler wrote:

>I think this is the reason I'm having trouble following some of the things
>your saying Rod, I think we are using the terms Aktionsart and aspect
>backwards of each other ?!
>I was under the impression that the linguistic folks had settled on
>Aktionsart as the type of action contained (and thus uncancellable) within
>the verb itself (its "functional" lexis), and that aspect was used to
>refer to the specific nuance brought out by the tense form (the
>grammaticalization of the verb). Is that backwards from what you are
>saying is your experience in the literature ??
This is EXACTLY the way I understand it.


Jonathan Robie

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