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Stative situations and the Progressive construction (be/estar + gerund) in English and Spanish: a contrastive corpus-based analysis

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Zamorano Mansilla, Juan Rafael (2006) Stative situations and the Progressive construction (be/estar + gerund) in English and Spanish: a contrastive corpus-based analysis. In A Pleasure of Life in Words: A Festschrift for Angela Downing. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, pp. 377-399. ISBN 978-84-611-3485-4

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This paper explores the frequency with which English and Spanish make use of the Progressive construction (be + gerun, estar + gerund) with stative predicates. The behaviour of different verbs typically associated with stative process types has been examined in corpora of one million words of the European variety of both languages. This has revealed not just differences in the frequency of use of the Progressive construction, but also in the restrictions imposed on certain verbs in English and Spanish.


Tipo de documento:Sección de libro
Palabras clave:Progressive aspect, Stative situations
Materias:Humanidades > Filología > Filología inglesa
Humanidades > Filología > Lingüística
Código ID:8478
Depositado:05 Feb 2009 11:28
Última Modificación:06 Feb 2014 08:08

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