Evaluating Prospectivity in a Neo-Reichenbachian Aspectual System

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/231211
Title:
Evaluating Prospectivity in a Neo-Reichenbachian Aspectual System
Author:
Reed, Sylvia L.
Affiliation:
University of Arizona
Publisher:
University of Arizona Linguistics Circle
Journal:
Coyote Papers: Working Papers in Linguistics, Linguistic Theory at the University of Arizona
Issue Date:
2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/231211
Abstract:
This paper pursues an analysis of prospective aspect and its similarity to the perfect. I adopt the term ‘prospective’ for any aspect whose semantics orders RT prior to ET, and propose a set of diagnostics for prospectivity. Then I discuss properties of perfects which might be shared by this aspect and propose tests for these properties within the prospective. Finally, I show that "going to" and "about to" in English, and "a’ dol do" and "gu" in Scottish Gaelic, pass tests for prospectivity and perfect-hood with varying degrees of success.
Type:
Article; text
Language:
en_US
ISSN:
0894-4539
Sponsors:
NSF #BCS0602768A; University of Arizona Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Institute pre-doctoral grant; and a P.E.O. International scholarship.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorReed, Sylvia L.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-28T02:46:35Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-28T02:46:35Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.issn0894-4539-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/231211-
dc.description.abstractThis paper pursues an analysis of prospective aspect and its similarity to the perfect. I adopt the term ‘prospective’ for any aspect whose semantics orders RT prior to ET, and propose a set of diagnostics for prospectivity. Then I discuss properties of perfects which might be shared by this aspect and propose tests for these properties within the prospective. Finally, I show that "going to" and "about to" in English, and "a’ dol do" and "gu" in Scottish Gaelic, pass tests for prospectivity and perfect-hood with varying degrees of success.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNSF #BCS0602768A; University of Arizona Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Institute pre-doctoral grant; and a P.E.O. International scholarship.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona Linguistics Circleen_US
dc.titleEvaluating Prospectivity in a Neo-Reichenbachian Aspectual Systemen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.journalCoyote Papers: Working Papers in Linguistics, Linguistic Theory at the University of Arizonaen_US
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