Aspect in Grammatical Variation

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The articles in this edited volume represent a range of approaches to studying the role of verbal aspect in grammatical variation. Issues addressed include: defining the variable context; operationalizing aspectual distinctions as factors conditioning linguistic variation; and the appropriate number of aspectual distinctions and levels. Apart from bringing to light various methodological and analytical issues, this volume gathers together a unique collection of original research, based on spoken- and written-language corpora, of an array of languages and linguistic varieties: African American Vernacular English, Caribbean English and English-based creole, Indian English, Newfoundland English, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese, Ecuadorian Spanish, Mexican Spanish, and Peninsular Spanish. This volume should not only benefit research on grammatical variation but also be of interest more generally to the study of verbal aspect.
[Studies in Language Variation, 6]  2010.  vi, 150 pp.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
James A. Walker
1–12
Chapter 2. Grammaticalization paths as variable contexts in weak complementarity in Spanish
Scott A. Schwenter and Rena Torres Cacoullos
13–26
Chapter 3. Aspectual periphrases and syntactic variation in Brazilian Portuguese
Ronald Beline Mendes
27–47
Chapter 4. Aspect and the English Present Perfect: What can be coded?
Gerard Van Herk
49–64
Chapter 5. Coding compositional aspect in French
Carmen LeBlanc
65–79
Chapter 6. Breaking old habits: Syntactic constraints underlying habitual effects in Newfoundland English
Becky Childs and Gerard Van Herk
81–93
Chapter 7. Affairs of state: Defining and coding stativity in English and English-based Creole
James A. Walker
95–109
Chapter 8. A new methodology for the study of aspect in contact: Past and progressive in Indian English
Devyani Sharma and Ashwini Deo
111–130
Chapter 9. Expressing tense and aspect: The case of adult Chinese-Spanish speakers in Ecuador
Hsiao-Ping Biehl
131–147
Index
149–150
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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