The authors of this study pursue two goals. Citing examples from a large corpus of texts rather than relying primarily on native-speaker intuitions, they provide a fine-grained account of how aspect operates on both the lexical and sentential levels in contemporary Mandarin Chinese. Based on this description, they propose a number of refinements to currently existing general theories of aspect. The accompanying discussion revisits such important issues as the difference between aspect and Aktionsart, situation aspect vs. viewpoint aspect, contextual levels of analysis, and the notion of time vs. space in definitions of event boundedness.
Vajda, Edward J., "Review of: Aspect in Mandarin Chinese: A Corpus-Based Study" (2007). Modern & Classical Languages. 28.
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Xiao, Richard. Aspect in Mandarin Chinese, a corpus-based study