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Recently Published Dissertation on Aspect

Posted: November 6th, 2017, 1:32 pm
by Barry Hofstetter
http://ncs.ruhosting.nl/corien/Disserta ... enBary.pdf

Someone posted the link on the Textkit forum, passing it on without having had a chance to read it myself.

Re: Recently Published Dissertation on Aspect

Posted: November 8th, 2017, 11:16 pm
by Stephen Carlson
Not that recent, it's 2009. I've read it, and it's generally good but it may be too formal for some. It takes a fairly common approach to aspect in contemporary linguistics (Klein) and integrates it with Discourse Representation Theory.

Re: Recently Published Dissertation on Aspect

Posted: November 9th, 2017, 6:51 am
by Barry Hofstetter
Stephen Carlson wrote:
November 8th, 2017, 11:16 pm
Not that recent, it's 2009. I've read it, and it's generally good but it may be too formal for some. It takes a fairly common approach to aspect in contemporary linguistics (Klein) and integrates it with Discourse Representation Theory.
Recent in scholarly terms usually means anytime in the last 50 years or so... :D

So would you say it's generally worth it or are there better ways to spend our time if we want to learn more about contemporary views on aspect?

Re: Recently Published Dissertation on Aspect

Posted: November 9th, 2017, 8:13 am
by Stephen Carlson
Barry Hofstetter wrote:
November 9th, 2017, 6:51 am
So would you say it's generally worth it or are there better ways to spend our time if we want to learn more about contemporary views on aspect?
Well, I found it helpful when I read it, but I enjoy reading that stuff and your mileage may vary. A summary of the most useful parts of her analysis has been condensed into a journal article with Markus Egg here: Variety in Ancient Greek aspect interpretation (2012). Read that instead (or first).