PhD student Ghazaleh Vafaeian

Address: Universitetsvägen 10 C, plan 2-3, 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden


PhD student at the Special Doctoral Programme in Language and Linguistics - FoSprak.

My research topic is concerned with the progressive aspect in Iranian languages. The research includes a study on the functional span of the dāštan construction in Persian as well as a typological survey of the progressive constructions among Iranian languages. A study of the imperfective domain within Iranian languages is also conducted where the progressive is contrasted with the present and past imperfective. My research interests are aspect, grammaticalization processes and language contact.


A typological study of the grammaticalization of progressive aspect
20/08/2011 - 20/08/2016
Diachronic studies on aspect have shown that progressive aspect precedes imperfective aspect and present tense in the grammaticalization process. Progressive constructions are often periphrastic and more restrictive in their functions. In addition, the lexical components in progr...

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