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Aspect and the categorization of states : the case of ser and estar in Spanish

Author: David Brian Roby
Publisher: Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2009.
Series: Studies in language companion series, v. 114.
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In this work, the Spanish copulae ser and estar are argued to be aspectual morphemes. Their binary opposition reflects the universal aspectual values ["Perfective], which are the same ones overtly expressed by the preterite and imperfect past tense forms in Spanish. It can therefore be shown that different types of states, just like different types of events, can be categorized based on their aspectual composition.  Read more...
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Roby, David Brian, 1972-
Aspect and the categorization of states.
Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2009
(DLC) 2009029953
(OCoLC)428032893
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Brian Roby
ISBN: 9789027288943 9027288941 9027205817 9789027205810
OCLC Number: 593287044
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 191 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Aspect and the Categorization of States; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Abbreviations; Preface; Introduction; Chapter 1. Theoretical premises and background data; Chapter 2. Common interpretations of ser and estar; Chapter 3. Other theoretical developments; Chapter 4. Critical assessment of a discourse-based interpretation; Chapter 5. Aspectual composition and ser and estar; Chapter 6. Aspectual distinction in Spanish copular predication; Chapter 7. Conclusions; References; Subject Index; Studies in Language Companion Series.
Series Title: Studies in language companion series, v. 114.
Responsibility: David Brian Roby.
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Argues that the Spanish copulas ser and estar are the aspectual morphemes. This resource is suitable for the beginning linguist as well as the most seasoned analyst and those interested in exploring  Read more...

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