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Throughout the paper, I assume what we may call a one-component theory of aspect (in line with Smith 1997 who calls the theory she proposes a twocomponent theory). In a one-component theory, the way I use the term, the primary contribution of grammatical aspect is a change in aspectual class: the input of grammatical aspect is an expression of a certain aspectual class and grammatical aspect returns an expression of a possibly different aspectual class. 1 In this paper I explore the possibilities a one-component theory has for analyzing the data.

E. less natural) for some members of a grammatical category but “unmarked” (natural) for others. Below, the relation of local markedness which obtain between particular grammemes will be captured in the form of markedness hierarchies. 5. Functional factors in interaction: Markedness hierarchies As noted above, the phenomenon of local markedness is particularly relevant for the study of the interaction between verbal categories, as it pertains to markedness of certain grammeme combinations, rather than to markedness of grammemes per se in absolute terms.

Below, the relation of local markedness which obtain between particular grammemes will be captured in the form of markedness hierarchies. 5. Functional factors in interaction: Markedness hierarchies As noted above, the phenomenon of local markedness is particularly relevant for the study of the interaction between verbal categories, as it pertains to markedness of certain grammeme combinations, rather than to markedness of grammemes per se in absolute terms. In the literature, local markedness is also known under the name of “markedness reversal” (Croft 1990).

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