Aspect marking and situation types in Greek, Polish and Swedish

Ann Lindvall

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This article is a continuation of my article in Working Papers 45, 1996, which was an analysis of definite marking and referential status of nouns. This article is a parallel and deals with verbs, namely aspect marking and situation types, and has the same approach, cognitive and typological, and the same corpus: an extract from a Swedish children’s book. After a presentation of the theoretical background, this article presents an analysis of the three languages Greek (modern), Swedish and Polish. The article will go from morphological aspect marking into the question of discourse motivation of aspect. The results are discussed and formed into a schema with typological patterns. The Greek letters are transliterated to their phonemic counterparts in Latin script, except ∞ D T x ç, which are written in accordance with the principles of IPA.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Publication series

NameWorking Papers, Lund University, Dept. of Linguistics

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • General Language Studies and Linguistics


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