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En pluraktionell progressivmarkör? Hålla på att jämförd med hålla på och
Göteborgs universitet.
2013 (Swedish)In: Språk & Stil, ISSN 1101-1165, Vol. 23, 175-204 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article concentrates on two Swedish verbal constructions: hålla på att + infinite verb and hålla på och + finite verb. Both are considered progressive markers in the literature, and the difference between them is considered primarily stylistic (the former is neutral whereas the latter is judged asinformal).

The aim of the article is to argue that there is more to the difference. It is claimed that sentences with hålla på och constructions often have pluractional meaning, i.e., express some sort of iteration of the (sub)events. This makes the status of hålla på och as a “genuine” progressive marker questionable.

Moreover, the article discusses some implications of tense on telicity and event structure.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 23, 175-204 p.
Keyword [en]
aspect, pluractionality, semantics, event structure, verbs, Swedish
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
Scandinavian Languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-232393OAI: diva2:747825
Available from: 2014-09-17 Created: 2014-09-17 Last updated: 2014-09-18Bibliographically approved

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