Sunday, September 19, 2004

"...Like gouging my eye out with a spoon."

From today's Syntax reading:

"Thus this attempted definition does not give a language-independent definition of perfectivity, and even in those languages where it does identify the perfective this is not because of the inherent meaning of the perfective, but rather because of the functioning of the perfective as the unmarked member of the binary opposition perfective/imperfective."

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