Aspect in the English Verb: Process and Result in Language

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This study takes a fresh approach to verb aspect in English - the nature of the action of a verb as to its beginning, duration, completion, or repetition with or without reference to its position in time. It provides an explanation as to why we choose one member of a different lexical pair as opposed to the other (e.g. do/make, look/see). Data used has been taken from a wide range of both spoken and written discourse and texts reflecting people's actual use of language presented in their relevant linguistic and situational contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages398
ISBN (Print)0582068312, 9780582068322, 0582068320, 9780582068315
StatePublished - 1993

Publication series

NameLongman Linguistics Library


  • 18.04 English language
  • English language
  • Engels
  • Anglais (Langue)
  • Aspekt
  • ige
  • Englisch
  • Aktionsart
  • Anglais (langue)
  • Grammar
  • nyelvtörténet
  • Aspect (taalkunde)


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