Grammatical Aspect (definition)
Aspect refers to the speaker's perspective on the duration or completeness of an event described. For example, if the action is on going relative to a reference time, it is marked by the Progressive Aspect (definition) as in the English I was eating my cereal. If the action is completed relative to a reference time, then it is marked with the perfect, as in I had eaten. Grammatical Aspect is aspect that is expressed through grammatical means: either by verbal inflection, by the use of particles, by the use of auxiliary verbs, or by some combination of these.
- Lexical Aspect (Aktionsart) (definition)
- Aspect (definition)
- Grammatical (Viewpoint) Aspect
- Perfect Aspect (definition)
- Prospective Aspect (definition)
- Progressive Aspect (definition)
- Habitual Aspect (definition)
- Imperfective Aspect (definition)
- Stative Aspect (definition)
- Telicity (definition)
- Tense (definition)
- Recent Perfect (definition)
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- Carnie, A. (2013) Syntax: A Generative Introduction. 3rd Edition. Wiley Blackwell.
- Reed, Sylvia L. (2012). The Semantics of Grammatical Aspect: Evidence from Scottish Gaelic. University of Arizona Ph.D dissertation.