Aspect, Premodern
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It is generally agreed that in the earliest stages of Chinese a morphological system was in place which extended to aspectual marking on the verb (Sagart 1999; Gassmann and Behr 2005; Jīn 2005, 2006; Schuessler 2…

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Barbara MEISTERERNST, “Aspect, Premodern”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 19 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2015

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