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by Robert Burcham
December 4th, 2013, 3:12 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Aktionsart
Replies: 25
Views: 4964

Re: Aktionsart

It is almost as if there is a blind spot in Porter to Aktionsart . I want to understand why. Consulting K.L. McKay's work may help explain Porter's view of a firm division between semantic and pragmatic, subjective and objective. Porter follows many of McKay's conclusions, including aspect as a sub...
by Robert Burcham
November 29th, 2013, 1:53 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Aktionsart
Replies: 25
Views: 4964

Re: Aktionsart

Stanley Porter views verbal aspect as "a matter of reasoned subjective choice by the speaker" ( Verbal Aspect in the Greek of the New Testament , 335), which is semantic to the tense-form of the verb. He views Aktionsart , i.e., kind of action, as pragmatic. Porter's firm division between semantic a...

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