Perspectives on Aspect

  • Henk J. Verkuyl
  • Henriette de Swart
  • Angeliek van Hout

Part of the Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics book series (SITP, volume 32)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Angeliek van Hout, Henriëtte de Swart, Henk J. Verkuyl
    Pages 1-17
  3. Anne Marie Di Sciullo, Roumyana Slabakova
    Pages 61-80
  4. Hana Filip
    Pages 125-148
  5. Christopher Piñón
    Pages 149-166
  6. Sergei Tatevosov
    Pages 181-197
  7. Hooi Ling Soh, Jenny Yi-Chun Kuo
    Pages 199-216
  8. Janice E. Jackson, Lisa Green
    Pages 233-250
  9. Viviene Fong
    Pages 251-267
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 268-269

About this book


The aim of this book is two-fold: to offer a retrospective view on the past thirty years of research on aspectuality and temporality as well as to develop new perspectives on the future development of the field. Articles contain overviews of the development of the field and/or present the state of the art of current research, suggesting new and upcoming lines of research. An important theme throughout the book is typological variation, and the relevance of empirical data for theory formation.

Together the articles in the book take a wide crosslinguistic scope including aspectual analyses of:  English, and two varieties of English: African American English and Colloquial Singapore English, Italian, French, Bulgarian, Czech, Mandarin Chinese, West-Greenlandic, Wakashan languages, and Nakh-Daghestanian languages.

Audience: Scholars and students of aspectuality in semantics and at the syntax-semantics interface.


American English Chinese English Syntax language semantic semantics

Editors and affiliations

  • Henk J. Verkuyl
    • 1
  • Henriette de Swart
    • 1
  • Angeliek van Hout
    • 2
  1. 1.University of UtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of GroningenThe Netherlands

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