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Lexical Aspect (Aktionsart)
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Lexical aspect, or Aktionsart, is a linguistic category that refers to certain verbal properties, such as durativity and telicity, that resemble those expressed by grammatical aspect, but which, rather than being chosen by the speaker to express a particular viewpoint on the action in a given utterance, are instead associated consis…

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Coulter George, “Lexical Aspect (Aktionsart)”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 22 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000212>
First published online: 2013

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