First published in 1999. This book examines the interplay between the semantics of noun phrases and verbal predicates, with an emphasis on data drawn from Czech and English, and comparisons to German and Finnish. This book will be of interest to a wide range of linguists concerned with aspect and how it interacts with lexical semantics, morphology, syntax and quantification.

chapter Chapter 1|13 pages

A Proposal

chapter Chapter 2|66 pages

Eventuality Types

chapter Chapter 3|76 pages


chapter Chapter 4|68 pages


chapter Chapter 5|42 pages

Quantifiers and Verbal Morphology

chapter Chapter 6|24 pages

Aspect and Noun Phrase Semantics in German and Finnish