Eeli Kaikkonen wrote:Of course, but what does it mean for them? If you refer to my earlier "I haven't found a comparable term for Koine 'Aktionsart' there" I meant that there's no one neat word for the thing which is nowadays meant with Koine 'Aktionsart', i.e. the final grammatical categorization of verb usages. (At least Con Campbell seems to mean that with 'Aktionsart', but not necessarily everyone else does.)
You will find similar terminology (iterative, constative, etc.) in Carlotta Smith's work, at least in her monograph on aspect. She uses such categories as the cumulative result of the interaction of situation aspect and viewpoint aspect in a given language.
(FYI, Stephen, It was my mistake to say "situation" and "grammatical" aspect in reference to Smith earlier. I was writing from memory instead of walking across the room to the bookshelf to check for myself).
Eeli Kaikkonen wrote:What's the detailed history of the term 'Aktionsart' in both general linguistics and Koine?
Well, at the turn of the century, the history of the term Aktionsart is the same for general linguistics as it is for Greek. Robertson and Moulton are both at the forefront of linguistics with their grammars.
Alan Patterson wrote:Does the proposed definition of Aktionsart "actuality" mean What Actually Took Place (is taking place, will, etc.)? Since writers of the story can present the events from their perspective (lexical and grammatical combination), is "actuality" mean also The Actual Event independent of lexical or grammatical choices?
I typically think of Semantics as the by-product of the lexical and grammatical choices the writer made. So, if this is basically true, are you saying that the lexical and grammatical aspect are subjective and the Actuality is objective?
Hi Alan, where did you hear that definition? It definitely does not mean "What Actually Took Place." Aktionsart is as much a choice the speaker/writer makes as tense, aspect, or mood are. The idea that it is objective is a myth perpetuated by a number of NT scholars. They're wrong. Neither aspect nor aktionsart is "objective."