Aspect and the categorization of states : the case of ser and estar in Spanish / v. 114

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Author / Creator:Roby, David Brian, 1972-
Imprint:Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2009.
Description:1 online resource (xiii, 191 pages) : illustrations
Language:English
Spanish
Series:Studies in language companion series, 0165-7763 ; v. 114
Studies in language companion series ; v. 114.
Subject:Spanish language -- Verb.
Ser (The Spanish word)
Estar (The Spanish word)
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- Spanish.
Estar (The Spanish word)
Ser (The Spanish word)
Spanish language -- Verb.
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Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11206213
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ISBN:9789027288943
9027288941
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-185) and index.
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Summary: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. Additionally, the inherent semantic differences between events and states can be accounted for by analyzing aspect as applying to events internally and to states externally. A usefu.
Other form:Print version: Roby, David Brian, 1972- Aspect and the categorization of states. Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2009 9789027205810