Structuring Events: A Study in the Semantics of Lexical Aspect

Structuring Events: A Study in the Semantics of Lexical Aspect

Author(s): Susan Rothstein

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405106672

Online ISBN: 9780470759127

DOI: 10.1002/9780470759127

About this Book

Structuring Events presents a novel semantic theory of lexical aspect for anyone interested in the study of verb meanings.


  • Provides an introduction to aspectual classes and aspectual distinctions.
  • Utilizes case studies to present a novel semantic theory of lexical aspect and compare it with alternative theories.
  • Useful for students and scholars in semantics and syntax as well as the neighboring fields of pragmatics and philosophy of language.

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