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(Non)culmination by abduction

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Recent literature has aimed to explain (non-)culminating accomplishment inferences, which often involve the perfective aspect, but can also involve the imperfective. The goal of our paper is to explore how these inferences come about with the Hindi perfective and the Russian imperfective. We propose that abduction, that is, inference to the best explanation, is ideally suited for this task. We show how the occurrence of a (non-)culminated event is abduced in the relevant case...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1515/ling-2020-0103

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
Oxford college:
Jesus College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-4017-8412
Publisher:
De Gruyter
Journal:
Linguistics More from this journal
Volume:
58
Issue:
5
Pages:
1373-1411
Publication date:
2020-08-21
Acceptance date:
2020-08-01
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EISSN:
1613-396X
ISSN:
0024-3949
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1309539
Local pid:
pubs:1309539
Deposit date:
2023-05-14

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