Introduction: Perfectivity, telicity and the Nordic languages

Heidi Harley, Raffaella Folli, Britta Jensen

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This volume contains articles by Kristin M. Johannsdottir, Ingebjϕrg Tonne, Mai Tungseth and Anne Tamm on perfectivity and telicity in some of the Nordic languages. In this introduction, we summarise the main claims and conclusions of each paper, and briefly discuss the recurring themes and differences in the analyses proposed in the articles included in this special issue of the Nordic Journal of Linguistics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-155
Number of pages7
JournalNordic Journal of Linguistics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2007


  • Estonian
  • Icelandic
  • Norwegian
  • adverbs
  • aspect
  • case
  • perfectivity
  • progressive
  • telicity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language


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