The Parameter of Aspect

  • Carlota S. Smith

Part of the Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy book series (SLAP, volume 43)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Carlota S. Smith
      Pages 3-26
    3. Carlota S. Smith
      Pages 27-64
    4. Carlota S. Smith
      Pages 91-134
    5. Carlota S. Smith
      Pages 135-165
    6. Carlota S. Smith
      Pages 167-186
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-218
    2. Carlota S. Smith
      Pages 253-295
    3. Gilbert C. Rappaport
      Pages 297-341
    4. Carlota S. Smith
      Pages 343-390
    5. Carlota S. Smith
      Pages 391-436
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 437-469

About this book


During the period I have been working on this project I have received institutional support of several kinds, for which I am most grateful. I thank the Institute for Advanced Study at Stanford University, and the Spencer Foundation, for a stimulating environment in which the basic idea of this book was developed. The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics at Nijmegen enabled me to spend several months working on the the manuscript. ANational Science Foundation grant to develop Discourse Representation theory, and a grant from The University Research Institute of the University of Texas, allowed me time to pursue this project. I also thank the Center for Cognitive Science at the University of Texas for research support. I thank Helen Aristar-Dry for reading early drafts of the manuscript, Östen Dahl for penetrating remarks on a preliminary version, and my collaborator Gilbert Rappaport for relentIess comments and questions throughout. The individuals with whom I have worked on particular languages are mentioned in the relevant chapters. I owe a particular debt of gratitude to the members of my graduate seminar on aspect in the spring of 1990: they raised many questions of importance which made a real difference to the working out of the theory. I have benefitted from presenting parts of this material publicly, including cOlloquia at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of California at San Diego, the University of Pennsylvania, Rice University, the University of Texas, and the University of Tel Aviv.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Carlota S. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of LinguisticsThe University of Texas at AustinUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-2496-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-7911-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-4662
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