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Title
Aspects meets modality : a semantic analysis of the German Am-Progressive
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Abstract
This paper presents a corpus-based analysis of the semantics of the German am V-inf sein construction, or am-progressive. Like its English counterpart and many other progressive constructions in the world's languages, the am-progressive is shown to convey not only a variety of aspecto-temporal meanings, but also a range of (inter)subjective qualifications, such as intensification, irritation, and evasiveness. These (inter)subjective connotations are argued to reflect the am-progressive's core meaning of epistemic contingency, which we believe is instantiated in all of its uses.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of Germanic linguistics. - Cambridge, 2001, currens
Publication
Cambridge : 2016
ISSN
1470-5427 [print]
1475-3014 [online]
Volume/pages
28:1(2016), p. 1-30
ISI
000370691200001
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Creation 01.03.2016
Last edited 13.08.2017
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