Prototype Theory and Hebrew Tense/Aspect

Kimmo Huovila kimmo.huovila at helsinki.fi
Wed Dec 15 08:13:36 EST 1999


Dave Washburn wrote:
[snip]
> At the same time, I
> wonder if aspect is a feature of the semantics of clauses, or of
> words and phrases?

I argue in chapter 2 of my thesis that aspect is a nested phenomenon.
Different layers of aspect would map onto different layers of sentence
structure (ie. words, phrases and clauses). See my thesis for details
and arguments.

Kimmo



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