Aspect, Tense and Action in the Arabic Dialect of Beirut by Stefan Bruweleit

By Stefan Bruweleit

The linguistic different types of element, annoying and motion are heavily interrelated. within the first a part of Aspect, stressful and motion within the Arabic dialect of Beirut, Stefan Bruweleit defines the 3 different types and describes the interaction among them at a metagrammatical point. within the subsequent components he applies the theoretical findings of the 1st half to the Arabic dialect of Beirut, investigates the methods temporal, aspectual and actional different types are expressed and exhibits how you can make a decision no matter if the verb method of the dialect needs to be considered as aspectual or as temporal. one of many major result of the paintings is the truth that a radical realizing of a verb process is just attainable via an figuring out of the categorial interaction of element, stressful and motion.

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If they are combined with the category of anteriority, they become perfective and their actional value changes accordingly. The third rule can be formulated as follows: Rule 3: Anteriority + Posteriority ⇓ Imperfectivity Anteriority + Posteriority >> Perfectivity / – Aspekt, ac except Complexity, Extratemporality Thus, anteriority and posteriority are incompatible with the imperfective aspect. If an completed anterior or posterior situation is viewed from inside, not only its aspect will change but its actional value, too: h.

The fact, however, that anterior situations which do not include their reference point are incompatible with the imperfective aspect, does not mean that they are necessarily perfective. It will be shown below (chapt. e. they can neither be perfective nor imperfective, but yet stative and habitual situations and those of a limited period of time can be conceived of as anterior: g. He said that he had lived in Vienna. The reason for this lies in the fact that anteriority in the past and future are temporal categories, whereas the non-actional situations mentioned above are subject to constraints at an aspectual level only, or, to be more exact, they are neutral with regards to aspect, and this is the reason why they can be found in contexts that normally require the perfective aspect.

4. Languages with aspectual signa only: + aspect / – tense Languages with temporal signa only: – aspect / + tense Languages with aspectual and temporal signa: + aspect / + tense Languages with neither aspectual nor temporal signa: – aspect / – tense Moreover, I have to make some remarks about the relationship between intenta and signa referring to tense and aspect. Both aspectual and temporal categories can be expressed by adverbs or infinite verb forms alone. 2 *He to go to the cinema yesterday.

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