Non-prototypical uses of aspectual constructions in (more or) less typical environments

  • Dates: 6-7 February 2020
  • Location: Palace of the Academies (KVAB), Brussels

The first Beyond Time workshop – organized by Laura Michaelis, Astrid De Wit and Frank Brisard – took place in April 2017 at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Now we are proud to bring this international interdisciplinary workshop to Europe, and to once more reunite renowned experts on aspectual semantics from a wide range of fields. Just like in the first edition, our aim is to unify the analysis of temporal and non-temporal uses of aspectual constructions. In addition, we intend to synthesize, in a more inclusive way than is traditionally done, existing and potentially converging research on aspectual usage types that are considered more marginal, and to promote novel approaches to aspect that attend to its interaction with other grammatical subsystems. The contributions to Beyond Time 2 cover diverse domains and approaches – going from theoretical linguistics to experimental research and fieldwork – and address a wide range of topics, including aspect in sign language and child language, the modal basis of aspectual constructions, the interface between aspect and pragmatics, and aspect in translation. Click to view the program and abstracts.

Invited speakers



This international workshop would not have been possible without the generous support of:

  • The Grammar and Pragmatics Research Center, University of Antwerp
  • The Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts
  • Board of Services to the University and the Community, University of Antwerp
  • The Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Ghent University