Bulgarian Verbs of Perception: Aspect and Situation Types

Spas Rangelov

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea

E-mail: rangelovsa@yahoo.com

Abstract: This article is an attempt to apply general theoretical findings of typological-functional linguistics to phenomena of contemporary Bulgarian, specifically the interface of morphology, syntax and semantics in the usage of Bulgarian verbs of perception, particularly verbs of visual and auditory perception, as predicates in different sentences. I explore the correlation between the choice of a concrete verb and its semantics, aspect and the situation type of the sentence’s predicate. The findings potentially can give us insights into the grammar and usage of Bulgarian verbs of perception and into the Bulgarian verbal system as a whole.

Keywords: aspect, situation type, Bulgarian verbs, verbs of perception, lexical semantics.

Rhetoric and Communications E-journal, Issue 37, November 2018, rhetoric.bg/, journal.rhetoric.bg, ISSN 1314-4464

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