DESCRIPTIVE SEMANTICS AND SYNTAX OF MODERN SPANISH 'ESTAR' PROGRESSIVES.

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University of MICHIGAN, 1992 - Estar (The Spanish word) - 117 pages
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Finally, the traditional (aspectual) view of the progressive is squarely confronted, and a new definition emerges: The progressive is re-defined aspectually as noninterative or actual durative. The finite verb form is now associated with clear-cut iteration (in the imperfect) as the durative/progressive concept is clarified and seen as a "dual durative," similar to the distinction in Russian of actual vs. repeated (iterative) duration. The expression of the actual durative, while an obligatory aspectual

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