Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1993 16:41:08 CST
From: "Donald M. Lance" ENGDL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MIZZOU1.BITNET
Subject: Re: progressive statives
Response to Sali Mufwene's comments on my 'wanting' posting.
Yes. Aspect is a temporal matter. Your term 'transient duration' is temporal,
whereas my 'tentative' has a non-temporal dimension that motivates the
selection of a verb form indicating 'transient duration'.
And Dennis Preston's "negative expectation" likewise is non-temporal.
Tom Clark's "I try to get a grant" seems to me to be iterative aspect of an