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The projection of Inner Aspect in Vietnamese


Trang Phan

University of Sheffield
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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.
How to Cite: Phan, T. (2013). The projection of Inner Aspect in Vietnamese. Journal of Portuguese Linguistics, 12(1), 41–62. DOI:
Published on 30 Jun 2013.
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