By Olga Borik
Element and Reference Time investigates the temporal constitution of language. It bargains with primary concerns within the figuring out of stressful and element, proposes a brand new method of the most difficulties within the region, and seeks to set up the common semantic houses of 2 vital and contentious aspectual different types, perfectivity and imperfectivity. Dr Borik develops an unique idea of element. She indicates how this bills for aspectual different types in Russian, and that it may well used to match Russian to different languages the place related aspectual matters come up. She devotes specific realization to English, a language which seems to be to don't have any grammatical different types of perfectivity and imperfectivity. She argues that the semantic homes demonstrated for the Russian tense-aspect method are mirrored in English, and divulges parallels within the expression of temporal and aspectual info within the languages. element and Reference Time will curiosity all students of the syntax, semantics, and pragmatics of point and demanding. The author's transparent exposition and cross-linguistic procedure make it an invaluable foundation for classes at graduate point.
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Statja budet napisana v ponedel’nik paper be-pres-3sg. 29), the forms of byt’ bring in the future interpretation of a sentence. As has already been mentioned, the verb byt’ in modern Russian does not seem to have an aspectual value. In fact, there is a conXict between its interpretational properties and its use. The interpretation of the forms of byt’, as I said before, is always future in the non-past tense, which indicates its perfective character. 30) a. Prodolzˇaj byt’ poslusˇnym! ’ b. Prodolzˇaj ˇcitat’ / *procˇitat’ knigu!
Ja budu vracˇom i be-pres-1sg. doctor-INSTR ‘I will be a doctor’ b. Ja budu ˇcitat’ ‘Vojnu i mir’ i be-pres-1sg. read ‘War and Peace’ ‘I will read ‘War and Peace’ c. Statja budet napisana v ponedel’nik paper be-pres-3sg. 29), the forms of byt’ bring in the future interpretation of a sentence. As has already been mentioned, the verb byt’ in modern Russian does not seem to have an aspectual value. In fact, there is a conXict between its interpretational properties and its use. The interpretation of the forms of byt’, as I said before, is always future in the non-past tense, which indicates its perfective character.
3, I give my own deWnition of telicity which partly coincides with Krifka’s. One of the most relevant diVerences between my deWnitions and the deWnitions of Krifka is that I use homogeneity/distributivity, not cumulativity as a deWning property of atelic predicates. 4 DeWning telicity As far as the semantic deWnition of telicity is concerned, there are two main types of approaches in the literature. The Wrst one is ontologically oriented and relies heavily on the notion of the end-point or termination of an eventuality.
Aspect and Reference Time by Olga Borik