Event conceptualisation and aspect in (second language) L2 English and Persian: An application of the Heidelberg-Paris model

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Somaje Abdollahian Barough - Stockholm University

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The data have been used in an investigation for a PhD thesis in English Linguistics on similarities and differences in the use of the progressive aspect in two different language systems, English and Persian, both of which have the grammaticalised progressive. It is an application of the Heidelberg-Paris model of investigation into the impact of the progressive aspect on event conceptualisation. It builds on an analysis of single event descriptions at sentence level and re-narrations of a film clip at discourse level, as presented in von Stutterheim and Lambert (2005) DOI: 10.1515/9783110909593.203; Carroll and Lambert (2006: 54–73) http://libris.kb.se/bib/10266700; and von Stutterheim, Andermann, Carroll, Flecken & Schmiedtová (2012) DOI: 10.1515/ling-2012-0026.
However, there are system-based typological differences between these two language systems due to the absence/presence of the imperfective-perfective categories, respectively. Thus, in addition to the description of the status of the progressive aspect in English and Persian and its impact on event conceptualisation, an impor

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Stockholm University

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Snowball method: those participants who did the experimental linguistic task were asked to introduce new participants that would be appropriate for the study.

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2010-08-01 – 2013-07-31

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Geographic location: Sweden, Iran, Islamic Republic of, United Kingdom, United States

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Abdollahian Barough, S. (2019). Event conceptualisation and aspect in L2 English and Persian: An application of the Heidelberg-Paris model. (PhD thesis). Stockholm University, Department of English.

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Event conceptualisation and aspect in L2 English and Persian: An application of the Heidelberg-Paris model

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The data consist of two data sets as the study includes two linguistic experiments, Experiment 1 and Experiment 2. The data for both experiments were collected by email. Separate forms of instructions, and language background questions were prepared for the six different informant groups, i.e. three speaker groups and two experimental tasks, as well as a Nelson English test https://www.worldcat.org/isbn/9780175551972 on the proficiency of English for Experiment 2 was selected and modified for t

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Somaje Abdollahian Barough. Stockholm University, Department of English (2019). Event conceptualisation and aspect in L2 English and Persian: An application of the Heidelberg-Paris model. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/wz3s-wt38

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Somaje Abdollahian Barough - Stockholm University

Time period(s) investigated

2010-08-01 – 2013-07-31

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Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

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Published: 2019-09-17
Last updated: 2019-11-07