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The Syntax of Aspect: Deriving Thematic and Aspectual Interpretation

Nomi Erteschik-Shir and Tova Rapoport


This book investigates the way grammar deals with the representation of aspectual (aktionsart) concepts, focusing on issues of the lexicon–syntax interface. The authors' analyses of this interface advances our understanding of the role that syntax plays in determining verbal meaning, aspectual interpretation, and thematic information. Various theories are developed in this collection, including those that take as their starting point the lexical–syntactic framework of Hale and Keyser, prominent among which is the chapter by Hale and Keyser themselves. Under this view, syntactic structure is pr ... More

Keywords: lexicon–syntax interface, aktionsart, verbal meaning, aspectual interpretation, thematic information, lexical roots, lexical meaning components, feature projection, telicity, duration

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Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199280445
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280445.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nomi Erteschik-Shir, editor
Ben-Gurion University
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Tova Rapoport, editor
Ben-Gurion University
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