Volltext-Downloads (blau) und Frontdoor-Views (grau)

The magic of the moment - what it means to be a punctual verb

  • Lexical-semantic theories often suffer from the imprecision of the concepts they employ in their representations. This leads to a considerable decrease in empirical strength by inviting circular argumentation. A demonstration of how to go about overcoming such shortcomings will be carried out, using the lexical semantic concept of "punctuality" as an example. Firstly, I will argue that the distinction between punctuality and durativity plays a crucial role for the explanation of a wide range of syntactic and semantic phenomena. Secondly, I will discuss methodological issues involved in arriving at a more precise definition of punctuality and, finally, the notion of "punctuality" will be given an interpretation on the basis of extensive consultation of research on cognitive time concepts.

Download full text files

Export metadata

Additional Services

Share in Twitter Search Google Scholar


Author:Stefan EngelbergORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, February 12-15, 1999. Berkeley : Berkeley Linguistics Society
Publisher:Berkeley Linguistics Society
Place of publication:Berkeley
Editor:Josef Ruppenhofer, Lily Liaw, Steve S. Chang
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of first Publication:1999
Tag:punctual verb
GND Keyword:Deutsch; Englisch; Verb
Page Number:13
First Page:109
Last Page:121
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 430 Deutsch
Open Access?:ja
BDSL-Classification:Sprache im 20. Jahrhundert. Gegenwartssprache
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell-Keine Bearbeitung 3.0 Deutschland