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By Ranjit Chatterjee

ISBN-10: 9027235457

ISBN-13: 9789027235459

3 gains set this e-book except different contemporary guides on element. First, it appears heavily on the language relatives, Slavic, that has been the most resource of assumptions and information approximately point. moment, it seems to be upon the article of linguistic research, common language, from an perspective shared through thinkers on language whose prominence remains to be outdoor linguistics: Wittgenstein, Bakhtin, and Derrida. 3rd, the exploratory and contrastive account of point in Indic, mainly in Bengali, in an effort to without doubt evoke reactions from specialists in those languages.

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He considered 'continuity' and 'terminated actions' to be the basic aspectual opposition, an idea which has not yet disappeared from today's grammars. It was challenged by Černý 1876, who defined perfectivity as 12 1. A. Potebnja. He maintained that no systematic aspects existed in the first stage of Common Slavic, but that these arose after the more concrete category of Aktionsart or modes of action had been established with the use of prepositional pre­ fixes. This view was published posthumously much later in Iz zapisok po russkoi gramatike 4.

Here I will trace the evolution of the notion of aspect and Aktionsart among Slavists, recalling both dominant and dissenting opinions. One very early treatment of aspect is by the Czech grammarian Benedikt Nudožersky. Apparently under Latin influence, in his Grammaticae bohemicae . . of 1603 he thought there was only one past tense in Czech. He connected aspectual forms to each other as if they were one basic word. This false start was corrected by Rosa in his grammar of 1672 where aspectual forms were considered to be independent of each other.

Punctuality and inter­ nal complexity or overlap with other actions. In short, differences that are potentially there are not always relevant. , R. ) are quite normal in another. These consid­ erations call for an integrated (I would like to say holistic if it were not such a vogue word) view of the workings of Slavic aspect. , of grammar in the narrow sense) and who seek to reduce it to a single binary opposition, thereby raising a phonologi­ cal method to a higher level of language, there is a minority that stresses the lexical-semantic nature of aspect.

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