Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1993 16:41:08 CST From: "Donald M. Lance" 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 event verb. DMLance