- Table of Symbols and Abbreviations
- About the Authors
- The Oxford Handbook of Tense and Aspect
- Philosophy of Language
- Narratology and Literary Linguistics
- Computational Linguistics
- Universals and Typology
- Discourse and Text
- Diachrony and Grammaticalization
- Language Contact
- Creole Languages
- Primary Language Acquisition
- Second Language Acquisition
- Remoteness Distinctions
- The Surcomposé Past Tense
- Bound Tenses
- Embedded Tenses
- Nominal Tense
- Lexical Aspect
- Verbal Aspect
- Perfective and Imperfective Aspect
- Progressive and Continuous Aspect
- Habitual and Generic Aspect
- Habituality, Pluractionality, and Imperfectivity
- Perfect Tense and Aspect
- Resultative Constructions
- Time in Sentences with Modal Verbs
- Evidentiality and Mirativity
Abstract and Keywords
Numerous scholars have noticed that morphological case is connected to so-called lexical/semantic aspectual features such as telicity and/or so-called grammatical/morphological aspectual features like boundedness. This article shows that morphological case is, in many languages, aspectually relevant. After addressing the link between case and both types of aspect in a number of languages (for example, Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian, and Russian), it explores the connection between case on noun phrases and grammatical aspect in the history of German and a number of ergative-absolutive languages (Warlpiri and Hindi), and also the link between case on adverbial phrases and grammatical aspect in Inari Saami, Finnish, and Russian. The article then focuses on connections between case and lexical aspect in Latin, Classical Greek, Hebrew, Icelandic, Manambu, and the Slavic languages.
Kylie Richardson completed her M.A. in Slavic Linguistics at the University of Toronto in 1996 and her Ph.D. in Slavic Linguistics at Harvard University in 2003. After finishing her Ph.D. she immediately took a post as Lecturer in Slavonic Linguistics and Philology in the Department of Slavonic Languages and Literatures at the University of Cambridge, where she still remains. She is also a fellow at Trinity Hall. Her research interests include the syntax of the Slavic languages, aspect, and case. She has published articles on the links between case and aspect in Russian and in Ukrainian. Her book Case and aspect in Slavic was published by Oxford University Press in 2007.
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