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activity verbs adduced affairs appears Bantu languages Bickerton boss Chicago Linguistic Society Cindy loves circumstantial paraphrases claim classified Comrie conception of stativity discussed Dowty Dowty's dramatic narration durative inflection English enjoy expected fact following sentences freezing frame Guyanese creole hate highly marked illustrated implicatures interpreted as denoting Jamaican and Guyanese Jamaican creole Jespersen Kasongo kicked the ball kids Kikongo Lakoff languages Leech and Svartvik lexical statives Lingala locative constructions marked for permanence marked for stativity Moseka Mourelatos Mufwene Nancy nkutu non-habituative non-stative verbs Note noun class nouns occur Palmer paper particularly Paul he+be+Perf performance verbs potential for permanence progressive delimits progressive inflection progressive to describe proposed question relevant role Ross Sandra scale of stativity Section 1.2 semantic significant simple present tense sleep speaker speech event stative verbs stative/non-stative distinction statives inflected temporal inflection time-stable today/now transient duration trusting verbs and phrases verbs inflected