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The projection of Inner Aspect in Vietnamese

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Several semantic and syntactic distinctions, which have largely been neglected in the Vietnamese linguistic literature, are drawn together in this paper in a comparative context with other better-studied languages in order to indicate that Inner Aspect is projected within the VP shell and independently of the projection of Outer Aspect – a structural proposal originally advanced by Travis (2010). Overall, Vietnamese with its isolating character and rigid word order provides us with unusually direct evidence for an articulated VP structure.

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Telicity, Inner Aspect, Vietnamese

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Phan, T., (2013) “The projection of Inner Aspect in Vietnamese”, Journal of Portuguese Linguistics 12(1), p.41-62. doi: https://doi.org/10.5334/jpl.76

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Trang Phan (University of Sheffield)

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