The expression of the finalization of an action: a contrastive study
Keywords:aspectuality, verbal aspect, Aktionsart, verbal prefixes, temporality
Aspect can be expressed in different ways in different languages. Slovak and Spanish are two languages with different grammatical structures; however both of them can express aspectual values. The difference between both languages is that when expressing Aktionsart, the Slovak language prefers morphological means, mainly prefixes, while Spanish, in addition to morphological procedures such as prefixes and suffixes, uses verbal periphrases and other syntactic means. In this paper we analyze the different procedures that Spanish and Slovak use to express the finalization of an action.
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