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What is distributive aspect?

 

Definition
 

Distributive aspect is an iterative aspect which expresses that an event is applied to members of a group one after another. These members are typically the referents named by

 
Example (Russian)
 

Russian po- in On po-zapiral dveri. `He locked the doors one at a time.'

 
Source:

Comrie 1985a 344

Generic
  Distributive aspect is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Pei and Gaynor 1954 59

 

Comrie 1985a 344


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