morphosyntactic realization of aspect

Frederick J Newmeyer fjn at
Mon Jun 18 21:13:36 UTC 2007


I am looking for a work that summarizes the different 
morphosyntactic realizations of (semantic) aspect 
crosslinguistically. That is, a work that gives examples of 
languages in which aspect morphemes pattern with main verbs, 
those in which they appear to occupy a distinct category, those in 
which they are inflectional elements, those in which they patterns 
with adverbs, etc. I can find examples here and there, but I am 
hoping that somebody can point me to a publication that 
systematically summarizes what I am looking for.



Frederick J. Newmeyer
Professor Emeritus, University of Washington
Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia
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