It is sort of taken as a given in grammars that the perfects in these two languages are different, but there is surprisingly little discussion of exactly what that means or how they are different.
Tense and aspect are central for narrative text. The perfective and imperfective aspect, particularly, are essential for how an author builds a narrative structure and signals to the reader the flow of the story.
Narrow negation, where scope of negation falls on an argument or adjunct rather than on the entire proposition can be […]
These are just some passing thoughts—nothing serious or revolutionary—on Bernard Comrie’s little monograph on aspect. 1. On the […]
Previously, in Part I, We began by looking at a couple of quotes from Porter in the Handbook […]