Quantificational Aspect ( Concept )

      |_ Abstract
            |_ Linguistic Property
                  |_ Morphosemantic Property
                        |_ Aspect Property
                              |_ Quantificational Aspect


A speaker may report an event as occurring once only (semelfactive) or several times (iterative); he may view it as a specific event or as part of a general habit of carrying out similar events; he may also differentiate between different degrees of frequency with which the event occurs. The markers that a given language provides for one or more of these meaning distinctions can be grouped under a subcategory called “quantificational aspect”, as all of them refer to the quantitative aspect of the event concerned. [Bhat 1999: 53]

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Status: Pending Needs example
2009-12-18 14:31:55

Needs a definition

Definition added 5/13 by E.Wicks from 2005 E-meld conference

definition ok, ER, 06/05/2010

needs example, ER, 06/05/2010