Linguistics and Philosophy 12 (1):39 - 94 (1989)

Henk J. Verkuyl
Utrecht University
This paper is a critical examination of Vendler's well-known aspectual classes (states, activities, accomplishments, achievements). It is argued that it not classes that play a role in the explanation of aspectual phenomena but rather some specific semantic factors from which aspectual classes can be constructed, in particular factors inherent to the (lexical) verb and to the determiners of noun phrases.
Keywords stative, non-stative, specified quantity, state, process, event
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DOI 10.1007/BF00627398
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